• In Recognition of Excellence: The Honor Societies at HCCC

    Hudson County Community College is privileged to have many students who not only excel academically, but they also demonstrate outstanding leadership in making a difference in our community. These students are officially recognized through chapters of two renowned honor societies — Beta Alpha Phi (our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa), and Psi Beta.

    Beta Alpha Phi is our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the internationally acclaimed honor society for students in community and junior colleges. The organization provides members with opportunities to develop character, leadership and service, to exchange ideas and ideals, and to stimulate interest in continuing to achieve academic excellence. Beta Alpha Phi is open to full- and part-time students who have earned 12 degree credits at Hudson County Community College and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 of higher.

    Psi Beta is the National Honor Society in Psychology for community and junior colleges. In addition to recognizing outstanding academic performance, Psi Beta provides its members with opportunities to: learn more about the field; meet and interact with professionals working in various areas of psychology; acquire leadership skills; participate in community projects; and work with peers. To qualify for Psi Beta, students must demonstrate a genuine interest in psychology, have completed 12 degree credits, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a B average or better in psychology courses.