Honor Societies

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Missouri Epsilon chapter of the national honor society for four-year colleges and universities. It selects its members from junior and senior students of good character who rank in the top 10 percent of their class based on cumulative GPA, have earned at least 24 credit hours at Columbia College and are enrolled for coursework at the time of eligibility. All CC students are available to participate. 

Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society, is for sociology majors who maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes high-performing students studying criminal justice and forensic science. Members rank in the top 35 percent of their class. They must maintain a 3.2 GPA in criminal justice courses and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is an adult honor society for degree seeking students who attend classes through our online program or one of our nationwide locations. ASL provides a means of recognition for the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The criteria for membership is completion of at least 24 hours of coursework with Columbia College, be in the top 20 percent of students in their class, and have a minimum 3.20 GPA. The student must also be degree seeking with Columbia College. Columbia College offers two chapters, Nu Lambda chapter for students who attend or receive service solely through our online program, and Omega Zeta chapter for students who attend a nationwide location.


Available to all Columbia College Global students.

HSA provides an affinity group for students in the Columbia College Honors Program. Members participate in social, academic and service opportunities.


Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Kappa Delta Pi is a national education society. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of undergraduate and graduate education majors. The organization encourages excellence in scholarship, personal standards and teaching preparation. 


Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national honor society in mathematics. Membership is open to students who rank in the top 35 percent of their class. Eligibility requires a "B" or better in at least three courses in mathematics, including one semester of calculus.
Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Lambda Phi Eta is a national honor society for students in communication studies. Membership requires completion of at least 60 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0. This includes completion of 12 hours in communication studies with at least a 3.25 GPA.
Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society that promotes the study of history. The society encourages research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning among historians. Members must have at least a 3.1 GPA in 12 or more hours of history and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.


Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Pi Sigma Alpha is a national honor society that recognizes students excelling in the field of political science. Membership requires completion of at least 10 semester hours of political science courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Members must also rank in the upper third of their class.

Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Psi Chi encourages excellence in scholarship in psychology. Membership is open to students majoring or minoring in psychology who have completed at least 3 semesters of full-time college coursework and at least nine credit hours of psychology courses. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses. Students must also have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class compared to their classmates across the entire college.


Available to all students.

SALUTE Veterans Honor Society recognizes the academic success of student veterans at Columbia College. Collegiate members shall be students enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of initiation, have been honorably discharged from the armed services, or provide proof of current duty station. Members must also have completed 12 semester hours or its equivalent of one semester, have sophomore standing, and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.


Available to all student veterans.

Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society for students interested in business, management and administration. Membership is open to all students in the top 15 percent of their class. Members must also have at least a 3.5 GPA and 30 credit hours at Columbia College.


Available to all students.

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society for students majoring or minoring in English. Members must have a B or higher average in English courses and rank in the top 35 percent of their class. Membership also requires completion of at least three semesters of college work. Students not majoring or minoring in English but who meet other requirements may join as associate members.


Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Sigma Zeta is a national honor society primarily for science students. Membership is open to students who have earned at least 15 hours of science and mathematics credit with at least a 3.0 GPA.


Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

Tau Upsilon Alpha is a national honor society for students studying human services. The organization honors academic excellence, promotes service to humanity and fosters lifelong learning and development. Membership requires at least a 3.25 GPA and completion of at least 12 hours of human services courses at Columbia College. Members must also be in the top 35 percent of their class and have at least 52 total semester hours.


Available to all students.

Upsilon Phi Epsilon is a national honor society in computer and information sciences. Membership requires completion of at least 64 credit hours including CCIS 350 or equivalent. Members must also have a GPA of at least 3.5 in computer science or computer information systems. They also must rank in the top third of all students in their major.


Available to students at the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

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