Honor Societies

Alpha Phi Sigma   
The Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, is open to the graduate student who maintains a minimum of 3.4 overall grade point average and a 3.4 in their Criminal Justice courses. A student must have completed at least four (4) graduate courses before application. Application for membership is made through the Department of Criminal Justice.

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International

CSI is the international honor society for professional counseling and for professional counselors. CSI acknowledges outstanding academic achievement, as well as outstanding service within the counseling profession. The purposes of CSI are: "To promote scholarship, research, professionalism, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling." CSI is committed to doing all it can to uphold the high standards of its members. Eligibility requirements to become a member include maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in a graduate level counseling program and are deemed promising for endorsement as a professional counselor whose ethical judgement and behavior will be exemplary.  

Delta Alpha Pi
Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, the first of its kind in the nation, was established to recognize the academic accomplishments of college and university students with disabilities. The Beta Epsilon chapter at Molloy College was established in 2011. It is open to Molloy College students who have presented to the DSS/STEEP office with a documented disability and demonstrate an interest in disability issues. Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credits and earned an overall grade point average of 3.3.

Delta Epsilon Sigma
Delta Epsilon Sigma, is the national scholastic honor society for Catholic colleges. Membership requires a 4.0 GPA and completion of a minimum of 18 credits at Molloy College. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, students must provide direct service to others. Service provided should be unrelated to major or course requirements. Students eligible for induction will be required to submit documentation of service. 

Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education. Founded in 1911, the goals of this society are to promote excellence in and to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of education. Its aim is to foster high standards of preparation for the teaching profession. Membership in Molloy College Chi Epsilon Chapter is open to those education candidates who have maintained a cumulative index of 3.85 and have completed a minimum of 15 credits in the Graduate Education Program at Molloy College. Candidates must also complete a pre-candidacy period in which the member attends a minimum of one Kappa Delta Pi workshop or meeting prior to induction. Additionally, teacher candidates must complete a written statement highlighting volunteer service in an educative environment and are required to attend the Induction Ceremony.

Kappa Alpha Nu
Kappa Omicron Nu is the National Honor Society for Human Sciences. The Molloy chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, Nu Alpha Kappa was established at Molloy in September 2017. The goal of Kappa Omicron Nu is to foster "excellence in leadership, scholarship, and research" through multidisciplinary education, research, and service for the health of individuals, families, and communities. Nu Alpha Kappa chapter of the society at Molloy College embraces the mission of Kappa Omicron Nu, honoring students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who exemplify their high standards integrating theory, research and clinical practice through constant intellectual curiosity, compassionate service, cultural humility and strong professional ethics. Graduate student membership requires completion of at least 25 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.8.

Sigma Beta Delta
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n September 2005, a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta was installed at Molloy College. The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of management, finance, accounting, marketing, and healthcare administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest international recognition a business student can achieve at a college. A business student must be invited to membership by the faculty officers to be eligible for induction. Graduating MBA students that are the top 20 percent of the class with a GPA that is no lower than 3.5 are privileged with an invitation to become a member of Sigma Beta Delta.

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Kappa Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, invites students who have demonstrated a commitment to nursing excellence and academic achievement. The society is dedicated to developing nurse leaders to improve healthcare everywhere. Their vision is to connect and empower nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. Candidates for membership in the Epsilon Kappa Chapter are invited at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As an undergraduate, they must have completed half of the nursing curriculum and place in the top 35 percent of the graduating class. Graduate students must have completed 25 percent of the curriculum and have a GPA of at least 3.5. All candidates must meet the expectation of academic integrity.

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