Honors Program Office
524 West 59th Street,
Room 08.64 NB
New York, NY 10019
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Litna McNickle, Administrative Director
Several national honor societies have chapters at John Jay College. They include:
Alpha Phi Sigma: Eta Phi Chapter
National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Alpha Phi Sigma, the nationally recognized honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in the criminal justice sciences. The honor society is open to undergraduates with a declared major in Correctional Studies, Computer Information Systems in Criminal Justice and Public Administration, Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration and Planning, Criminology, Deviant Behavior and Social Control, Forensic Science, International Criminal Justice, Judicial Studies, Legal Studies, Police Studies and Security Management. The honor society is open to those seeking graduate degrees in Criminal Justice (including Ph.D. program), Forensic Science, Forensic Computing, and Protection Management.
To be eligible for membership, all students must have a minimum of 3.4 overall GPA, and a 3.4 GPA in their major or graduate program. Undergraduates must have completed a minimum of six classes within their major, and graduate students must have completed a minimum of four courses within their graduate program. All applicants must have completed at least one- third of their total credits required for graduation at John Jay College (not including transfer credits). Applications are accepted during a membership drive in the spring semester. For more information please contact Ms. Kristen Rasczyk in the Honors Program Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more information please contact Prof. Virginia Diaz in the SEEK Department at: email@example.com
Omicron Delta Epsilon
International Honor Society in Economics
The newly established Omicron Delta Epsilon chapter at John Jay College, Beta Phi, recognizes scholastic excellence in economics. Eligible applicants must have completed 12 credits of economic classes taken at JJC (12 credits with an ECO prefix); a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; and a GPA of 3.0 or better in economics courses.
For more information about Omicron Delta Epsilon please visit their website at: www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org . For more information about the JJC Chapter please contact the faculty advisor, Professor Catherine Mulder at:
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. For an application click here. For more information please contact Mrs. Litna McNickle in the Honors Program Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pi Alpha Alpha
National Honorary Society for Public Affairs and Administration
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; and
Fosters integrity and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service operations.
For more information please contact Prof. Daniel Feldman in the Public Management Department at: email@example.com
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 please contact Prof. Demis Glasford in the Psychology Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sigma Tau Delta
International English Honor Society
Back in 2006-07, a handful of literature-loving English minors founded John Jay’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English Honor Society. Now that we have an English major, we are hopeful that we can grow our membership in this honor society and take full advantage of its benefits.
Membership in Sigma Tau Delta provides opportunities for literary awards and competitions, publication, scholarships, and participation in the annual national conference held each spring semester. Sigma Tau Delta also provides a framework for organizing local service projects as well as social events.
To become a member, candidates must have a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements of first-year English composition. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English. In general scholarship, he/she must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. There is a one-time $37 membership fee.
For more information about Sigma Tau Delta, check out their website at: www.english.org. For more information about the John Jay chapter, contact Professor and Faculty Sponsor Caroline Reitz at: email@example.com .