Induction into Honor Societies
Several national honor societies have chapters at John Jay College. They include:
For more information about these societies, please call 212.237.8553.
Chi alpha Epsilon
National Honor Society for SEEK Students
John Jay College was the first CUNY college to establish chapters of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society. The Alpha Xi and Alpha Xi Omega chapters of Chi Alpha Epsilon were established in October 2000. SEEK students may be elected to the corresponding chapter of the honor society when they have completed two semesters of full-time, non-developmental work with a 3.0 average GPA.
Phi Eta Sigma
National Freshman Honorary Society
In 1999, John Jay College established a chapter of Phi Eta Sigma. As the oldest and largest national freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma encourages and rewards academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning. Membership is open to individuals who have earned GPAs of 3.5 or better during one or both semesters of their freshman year as full-time students, have passed or been exempted from all three placement exams, and have not been registered for any remedial or developmental courses during the freshman year.
In 1977, John Jay College established a chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honorary Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Under the auspices of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), this honorary society:
- Encourages and rewards scholarship and accomplishment among students and practitioners of public affairs and administration
- Promotes advancement of education and scholarship in the art and science of public affairs and administration
- Fosters integrity and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service operations
National Honorary Society for Psychology
A chapter of Psi Chi was established at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in May 1974. Selection for membership is based upon the student’s academic record in psychology (with a minimum of 12 credits), as well as the overall class standing. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to faculty members in the Department of Psychology.
For more information on our application process please click here.