Honor Societies

Alpha Chi

The Colby-Sawyer College Chapter of this national honor society recognizes the academic achievement of junior and senior students. To be eligible for membership, students must rank in the top ten percent of the junior or senior class and demonstrate the Alpha Chi values of truth and character. Each candidate must have completed at least one half of the credits for graduation and have been enrolled as a full-time student at Colby-Sawyer College for at least one academic year prior to election. Further information about Alpha Chi membership and activities is available from the society’s faculty sponsor.

Delta Mu Delta

The Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, Xi Psi Chapter, recognizes and honors academic excellence of business administration majors. To be eligible for membership, business administration majors must rank in the top 20 percent of seniors or juniors and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. In addition, students must have a record of academic honesty and integrity and embrace the ideals of Delta Mu Delta. Further information is available from the college’s faculty sponsor or from Delta Mu Delta.

Psi Chi

The Colby-Sawyer College chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, was installed in 1999. The purpose of this honor society is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the top thirty five percent of the class, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00, have completed at least three college semesters and nine credits of psychology courses with a minimum grade point average of B (3.00) in those courses and be enrolled as either a psychology or child development major or a psychology minor. Further information is available from the society’s faculty sponsor at Colby-Sawyer College or from the national organization.

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Sigma Theta Tau International's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing. Undergraduate nursing students may be invited to become members of the honor society if they have achieved junior standing in the nursing program, have a minimum GPA of 3.00, rank in the upper thirty five percent of their nursing class, meet the expectation of academic integrity and obtain faculty endorsements. For further information about the Honor Society or Sigma Theta Tau, contact the faculty sponsor.