Farmingdale State College strives to foster intellectual growth, ethical maturity, civic responsibility, and professionalism in specific disciplines. National honor societies at Farmingdale play a vital role in advancing these goals. All national honor societies recognize academic excellence, promote scholarship, and enrich the undergraduate educational experience. Members benefit from fellowship between students, faculty, and active professionals. Honor societies are keys that open doors to graduate school, career opportunities, and professional development. Membership in an honor society bestows honor, recognition, and lifetime distinction. Honor societies keep members informed of changing developments in their field through meetings and publications. Finally, members may be eligible for scholarships offered by national honor societies that support undergraduate education, special activities, and graduate school education.
Students are encouraged to strive to meet the eligibility requirements of the appropriate honor societies listed below. For further information, please contact the society’s faculty advisor.
Phi Theta Kappa
Mission One of the highest honors a Farmingdale student may receive is election to Phi Theta Kappa, the National Junior College Honorary Scholastic Society. Mu Omega is the local Farmingdale chapter.
Requirements - To be eligible for consideration, students must be matriculated in a degree program, have completed a minimum of (30) credits, and have achieved a minimum cumulative average of 3.5. Students will not be accepted for membership after they have completed degree requirements.
Advisors: Dr. Evan Cooper
National Link http://www.ptk.org
Phi Alpha Theta
Mission: Phi Alpha Theta is the National History Honor Society that recognizes academic distinction for students interested in the field of history. The mission of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history by encouraging research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas. We bring students and faculty together for intellectual and social exchanges that promote research, presentations and publications by our members in a variety of ways.
Requirements - Students who have a GPA of 3.0 overall and have completed four history courses with a GPA of 3.1 are eligible to join Alpha Omicron Iota, the Farmingdale chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Patnode
National Link: http://phialphatheta.org/
Sigma Beta Delta
Mission The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Requirements - To be eligible for membership, a business management student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers. Faculty officers operate the Sigma Beta Delta chapter for the mutual benefit of students. Farmingdale State’s Management Technology bachelor of science degree program sponsors a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta.
Advisors: Prof. Ira Stolzenberg
Prof. Mary Villani
National Link http://www.sigmabetadelta.org
Chi Alpha Epsilon
Mission Chi Alpha Epsilon is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria. Its purpose is to promote continued high academic standards, foster increased communication among members, and honor the academic excellence of those students admitted to college via developmental programs. Gamma Eta is the local chapter chartered at Farmingdale State University on December 6, 2001.
Requirements - To be eligible for membership consideration, students must hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for two (2) consecutive, full-time semesters and have been admitted to Farmingdale State University through the Educational Opportunity Program. (Eligible alumni who have graduated with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average, prior to the formation of a campus chapter, may also be considered for alumni membership).
Advisors: Gene Peters
National Link http://www.xaehonor.org
Epsilon Pi Tau
Mission An international honor society for professions in technology, Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. In addition to a recognition program that extends through members's careers and beyond, Epsilon Pi Tau continually seeks to serve, support and strengthen the technology professions through publications, conferences, thought leadership, and alliances with corporations, professional associations, government agencies, and nongovernamental organizations.
Requirements - To be eligible for consideration, students must meet criteria as established by the honor society. Information may be obtained at www.epsilonpitau.org.
Applications for membership will be mailed to eligible students, which is sponsored by the Dean's Office, School of Engineering Technology
Advisors: Dr. Bahar Moghadam
Dr. Ramon-Osvaldo Gonzalez
National Link http://www.epsilonpitau.org
Golden Key International
Mission Golden Key is a mission focused, values based and demographics driven organization. With 30 years of rich tradition, Golden Key remains committed to scholarship, career development, leadership and service. Our mission defines who we are; our core values provide us guidance in executing our activities; and our history reminds us that nearly two million members are counting on us to shape the future through our strategic planning process.
Requirements - To be eligible for consideration, students must meet criteria as established by the honor society. Information may be obtained at www.goldenkey.org.
Advisors: Saundra Lory-Snyder
National Link http://www.goldenkey.org
Alpha Phi Sigma
Mission The Mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training. The Goals of Alpha Phi Sigma shall be to honor and promote academic excellence; service; leadership and unity. Kappa Chi is the local Farmingdale chapter.
Requirements - To be eligible for consideration, students must be matriculated, have declared the Criminal Justice Bachelor degree program as their major, and must meet the minimum criteria as established by the Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society. Information may be obtained at www.alphaphisigma.org.
Advisors: Dr. Tino Posillico
National Link http://www.alphaphisigma.org