Honor Societies

If you are interested in an academic and social challenge, and the recognition that comes with academic excellence consider joining an honor society at Harford Community College.

Lambda Epsilon Chi National Honors Society

Mission Statement: To provide recognition to paralegal students for academic excellence, and to honor their achievements.

Ann Marie Profili

Phi Theta Kappa (Rho Beta Chapter)

Region: Middle States

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of two-year colleges. Eligibility for membership in Rho Beta, the Harford Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, is based on scholastic achievement. Students who have completed 12 credit hours and maintained a 3.50 GPA will be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. Students who are invited to become members must complete an application and pay a $75 membership fee prior to their induction into the honor society. Invited students must turn in their application materials to the Office of Student Activities or to chapter advisor Chris Jones in Fallston 175. Membership fee is to be paid at the cashier's office.

Members of the Rho Beta Chapter participate in local service projects and fundraising activities. Each year students design a program around an honors topic, which provides the College community with an opportunity to study and debate important issues. Members also attend special regional and national Phi Theta Kappa functions; they are automatically eligible for scholarships directed toward Phi Theta Kappans. Rho Beta members are expected to meet a certain level of service and participation in order to remain a member in good standing. Those in good standings at the time of commencement are specially recognized.

Chris Jones

Gamma Upsilon Nursing Honor Society

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), in order to promote scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing, established the OADN Alpha Delta NU Nursing Honor Society and has made provisions for the establishment of Institutional Honor Society Chapters. The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellent of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The institutional chapter at Harford Community College is the Gamma Upsilon Chapter.

Eligible Harford Community College nursing students will receive a written invitation to join Gamma Upsilon at the beginning of their third semester. To be eligible, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, earned a B or better in each nursing course, and demonstrated conduct on the college campus and in the clinical setting that reflects integrity and professionalism.  

Students will receive a final invitation for Induction into Gamma Upsilon upon satisfactory completion of the 3rd semester group project and the maintenance of the 3.0 GPA and professional conduct.

Tina Zimmerman

If you are interested in joining one of the honor societies offered at HCC please contact the appropriate adivsor, or use the Get Involved form to express your interest online.