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Honor Societies

Vermont Tech students may qualify for membership in the following national honor societies:

Alpha Delta Nu is a national honor society formed by the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility.

Requirements for candidacy:
  • 3.0 or above in Nursing courses (with letter grades of B or higher) and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and no previous failures in any Nursing course 
  • Sophomore status 
  • Students shall have demonstrated conduct on campus and the clinical areas that reflects integrity and professionalism as determined by the nursing faculty advisors
Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society formed to recognize and encourage scholarship, academic excellence, leadership, and service among two-year college students.

Requirements for candidacy:
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA with no incomplete grades 
  • Sophomore status 
  • Must be working toward an associate degree with a minimum of 12 credits completed at Vermont Tech
Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for associate and baccalaureate degree students in engineering technology. Its purpose is to recognize academic excellence in fields of engineering technology study and to encourage a lifetime commitment to learning and scholarship.

Requirements for candidacy:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 with no incomplete grades 
  • Minimum of 24 credits completed at Vermont Tech while in an engineering technology program 
  • Engineering technology students with more than 48 credits may be considered with a 3.3 or better cumulative GPA. 
Sigma Phi Alpha  is the national honor society for dental hygiene students. It was formed to recognize, promote, and honor outstanding scholarship, service, and character among students or graduates of dental hygiene schools in the U.S. and Canada. Second year dental hygiene students who rank highest in scholarship and character and who exhibit potential for future growth are, upon recommendation of the full-time dental hygiene faculty, elected to this prestigious group. Membership is limited to ten percent of the graduating class. 

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