Honor Societies at Sussex

At Sussex County Community College, you have the opportunity to be invited to our National Honor Societies.

Not only will you gain the prestige of being a part of an Honor Society, but you will discover a support group of students who want to achieve academic excellence just like you. By joining an Honor Society, you will be able to bolster your resume and even receive scholarships when you transfer to a four-year college.

Mu Alpha Theta

Discipline:  Mathematics
Advisor:  Diane Harris

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society.  The purpose of the society, as described in its National Constitution, is “(T)he promotion of scholarship in, and enjoyment and understanding of, mathematics.” Sussex County Community College’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta focuses on having fun with math and encourages participation in contests and games. All SCCC students are welcome to attend chapter meetings and activities, regardless of membership. Society membership is primarily based on academic performance in mathematics.  Students who were members in their high school chapter may have their membership transferred to the college chapter.

Contact the Mu Alpha Theta Advisor, Diane Harris at dharris1@sussex.edu, for further information.

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

Chapter Advisor: Amy Rude
Chapter President: Antonio Velez

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Sussex County Community College was started in 2021. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members and are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. Visit nsls.org to learn more about and accept your nomination.

For more information, contact Amy Rude: arude@sussex.edu

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Honor Society

for Community College Students, Alpha Upsilon Pi Chapter

Advisor: Scott Humphries

Any student planning to transfer from a 2-year Community College to a 4-year university should consider paying the one-time enrollment fee and joining PTK once they meet the initial qualifications and are invited. The scholarship opportunities offered by 4-year universities to PTK members are astounding and well worth the enrollment fee. To qualify for PTK membership, a student must be enrolled as full-time with a declared major, must have completed 12 actual credits toward their degree (not counting developmental courses), and must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. An invitation is generated in the semester following the first semester in which the student meets all these criteria.

For more information, contact Scott Humphries at shumphries@sussex.edu.

Psi Beta National Honor Society for Psychology

Discipline: Psychology - but not limited to psychology majors Adivsor: Melanie M. Arpaio, MA, Lead Faculty 

Psi Beta is the national honor society for students who have a passion for the study of psychology, and is limited to membership from two-year and community colleges. To earn entrance into Psi Beta, a student must have completed 12 (twelve) college credits (can be full-time or part-time), have maintained a GPA of 3.25 or better, and must completed Introduction to Psychology with a grade of B or better. Psychology majors and majors from other disciplines are encouraged to join, as long as there is a strong interest in the study of human thought and behavior. Membership is open each Spring semester and a memorable induction ceremony for new members and their families is held.

For more information, contact Professor Arpaio at marpaio@sussex.edu.


Advisor: Jay Christy

National Honor Society for student veterans.

For more information, contact Jay Christy at jchristy@sussex.edu.