Three Types of Honors Distinction at Bergen
1. The Judith K. Winn School of Honors is an academic program established in 1975, offering advanced course work to the college’s highest achieving, most motivated students, including incoming freshmen, transfer, and continuing students. Taught by scholarly faculty with a commitment to Honors, our courses provide an enriched academic experience which enhances student competitiveness in admissions to excellent universities. Contact: Director, Seamus Gibbons
2. Honor Societies
- Alpha Mu Gamma is the largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States in two and four-year colleges. The primary purpose of this society is to honor students for outstanding achievement in World Languages study in college. Students may be admitted at any stage in their college careers. Contact: Chapter Advisor, Professor Alexs Birdsall Griffiths
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the Official Honor Society for two-year colleges. Students who meet the requirements are invited to join the society by the college President via mail. Once inducted, Phi Theta Kappa members gain access to over $87 million in scholarship opportunities. To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society visit www.ptk.org, bergen.edu/PhiThetaKappa and www.bergenptk.com. Faculty Advisors, Professor Win Win Kyi, Professor Lisa Mayer and Honors Programs Coordinator, Ms. Angie Goldszmidt.
- Psi Beta is a National Honor Society in Psychology, which promotes professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges. Contact: Chapter Advisor, Professor Anthony Yankowski
- Sigma Chi Eta is the official community college honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA) with more than 45 chapters across the United States. Sigma Chi Eta, which is represented by the Greek letters S, C, and H, symbolize “Students in Communication with Honors.” The purpose of SCH is to recognize the work of outstanding communication students and explore options for community college students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce. Contact: Chapter Advisor, Professor Thomas Jewell
3. Recognition by the Faculty, administered by the Office of the Academic Vice President.
- The Dean’s List is official recognition by the faculty of outstanding academic accomplishment. Any degree-seeking student who has maintained a cumulative scholastic average of 3.5 or better (minimum 24 credits) qualifies for this honor. The Dean’s List is compiled each semester several weeks after grades are processed. (Students with unresolved “INC” grades at the time of compilation are ineligible). Contact Ms. Christine Silvestri
- The Honor’s List is an official recognition by the faculty of outstanding academic achievement during the course of one semester. Any degree-seeking student who has attained a scholastic average of 3.5 or better (minimum 12 credits) qualifies for this honor. The Honor’s List is compiled each semester several weeks after grades are processed. (Students with unresolved “INC” grades at the time of compilation are ineligible). Contact Ms. Christine Silvestri