From the 2013-2014 Catalog
There shall be a Dean's List of full-time students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Part-time students who pursue three credits or more in a semester shall be eligible for Semester Honors. A course Withdrawal or Incomplete shall make the student ineligible for Dean's List recognition that semester. Upon completion of the Incomplete, the student may be recognized retroactively.
Academic Honor Societies
Phi Theta Kappa
A chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, is active at Housatonic. Students are inducted into the Chi Rho chapter each spring at a formal induction ceremony. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed 30 semester hours at Housatonic with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better, receive recommendations from faculty members, and have a record of good citizenship and involvement with the college and the community.
Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. It is the first two-year honor society approved for membership in the Association of College Honor Societies, which regulates membership requirements. Psi Beta was founded for the purpose of stimulating, encouraging, and recognizing students' outstanding scholarship and interest in psychology. Psychology students become members by invitation of the college chapter.
Alpha Beta Gamma
Housatonic Community College has a chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, the International Business Honor Society. This society encourages scholarship among two-year college students in business. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled in a business curriculum and must have completed 40 academic credit hours in courses leading to a degree. Additionally, the student must have attained a 3.2 GPA in business courses and a 3.2 overall cumulative average. Members are eligible for scholarships at four-year institutions, and have networking and leadership opportunities available through a variety of activities.
Tau Upsilon Alpha
Established in 2006 as a program of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS), Tau Upsilon Alpha is a national honor society for students, alumni, and faculty in the field of Human Services. The purposes of the honor society are to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.
Epsilon Pi Tau
Epsilon Pi Tau is an international honor society that encourages academic excellence in fields devoted to the general study of technology. Students who are enrolled in programs in science, engineering, and technology may be invited to be initiated into Epsilon Pi Tau upon completion of 30 credits in prescribed courses with a 3.00 GPA and the recommendation of their faculty advisor. In 2011, 125 students were inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau from all 12 Connecticut Community Colleges.