2021-2022 Catalog

Honor Societies

Honor societies are open to all Strayer University students who meet the eligibility criteria. Membership in honor societies is by invitation only.

Alpha Chi National Honor Society, D.C., Gamma Chapter 283: Alpha Chi recognizes the high academic achievements of adult learners. It promotes and recognizes scholarship and good character among undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only. Invitations are sent quarterly, via email. The faculty advisor can be contacted at AlphaChi@strayer.edu.

  • Honor medallions are available via the website listed in the acceptance letter.
  • Honor cords and medallions may be worn at commencement to distinguish academic excellence.

Undergraduate students must meet the following requirements, at least one quarter prior to commencement:

  • Minimum of 121.5 quarter credit hours
  • Minimum of 67.5 quarter credit hours at Strayer University
  • An overall minimum 3.8 GPA
  • All requirements completed at least one quarter prior to graduation

Graduate students must meet the following requirements at least one quarter prior to commencement:

  • Minimum of 45 graduate quarter credit hours
  • Minimum of 22.5 graduate quarter credit hours at Strayer University
  • An overall minimum 3.8 GPA
  • All requirements completed at least one quarter prior to graduation

Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society: Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society extends membership to eligible undergraduate students by invitation only. The faculty advisor can be contacted at studentaffairs@strayer.edu.

Eligible undergraduate degree-seeking students must have:

  • A minimum of 126 quarter credit hours, including transfer credits
  • A minimum of 24 quarter credit hours at Strayer University
  • An overall minimum 3.2 GPA

National Society of Collegiate Scholars: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recognizes, by invitation, the academic success of high-achieving freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students. The Faculty Advisor can be contacted at studentaffairs@strayer.edu.

  • Honor cord and medallion can be ordered directly from the NSCS's website.
  • Honor cord and medallion may be worn at commencement to distinguish academic excellence.
  • Invitations are sent quarterly, via email.

To be eligible through Strayer University, students must have:

  • Completed at least one course at Strayer University
  • Completed a minimum of 18 quarter credit hours to a maximum of 90 quarter credit hours, with transfer credit included
  • Have an overall minimum 3.4 GPA

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org):

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society was founded in 2004 at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and is open to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. Students initiated into Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society must meet the following criteria:

  • All students must be present with a documented disability and work with one of the faculty or staff members in the Office of Disability Services and demonstrate an interest in disability issues.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 quarter hour credits and earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credits and earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale.
  • The honor cord and certificate are mailed to the member upon acceptance. The member may wear the cord at commencement to distinguish academic excellence.

Golden Key International Honor Society: Golden Key International Honor Society (GKIHS) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. The faculty advisor can be contacted at goldenkeyihs@strayer.edu. Additional information can be found at www.goldenkey.org.

  • Membership is by invitation only and is sent quarterly, via email.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 45 quarter credit hours, at least one class at Strayer University, and have a 3.7 GPA or better.
  • Graduate students must have completed one graduate class at Strayer University and have a 3.5 GPA or better.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold, to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

  • Membership is by invitation only and recruitment for new members occurs twice a year via mailed letters to eligible students.
  • Only undergraduate students enrolled in an associate program are eligible.
  • Undergraduate student must have completed a minimum of 13.5 undergraduate quarter credit hours at the university or transfer in with the equivalent number of credits from an accredited college. (Restrictions apply here. See an advisor for more details.) Undergraduate students must also have a minimum of 3.5 GPA, and currently be enrolled in an associate degree program at Strayer University.
  • Members may wear the honor cord or honor medallion at commencement to distinguish their academic excellence.
  • Honor items may be purchased directly from the honor society at www.ptk.org.

The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA)The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA) honors students' achievement and empowers them to be the leaders of tomorrow. SCLA aims to maximize student potential through a powerful, customized development platform, vibrant mentor and peer community, and competency-based certification. The faculty advisor can be contacted at scla@strayer.edu.

  • Membership is invitation only and is sent quarterly via email.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 13.5 undergraduate credit hours including transfer credits.
  • Undergraduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • Graduate students must have accumulated nine or more credit hours.
  • Graduate students must maintain a 3.4 GPA or better.
  • Members may wear the honor cord at commencement to distinguish his/her academic excellence.
  • Honor cords may be purchased directly from the Honor Society's website at http://thescla.org/.