Student Honors

Academic Honors

Eligibility for academic honors is determined at the end of each term, and letters will be mailed by the third week of the following term. For purposes of Academic Honors, full-time is defined as at least 12 credit hours, but does not include developmental courses.

President’s List

The President’s List will be published each term to recognize full-time students who have earned term GPAs of 4.0. These students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

Dean’s List

The Dean’s List will be published each term naming students who are attending full-time and have earned term GPAs of 3.75 or higher.

Merit List

The Merit List will be published each term to recognize students who are registered for 6-11 credit hours (not including developmental courses) and have earned term GPAs of 3.75 or higher.

Honor Societies

Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society is open to current students or graduates of the Commercial Arts program and Arts faculty at the college. Students must achieve and/or maintain a GPA of 3.25 and be a good representative of the arts and commercial arts programs. Kappa Pi promotes an emphasis on production of quality artwork and high scholarship in art studies and practices, as well as strengthening and increasing the art programs and departments at the college.

Lambda Beta Society is a national honor society for Respiratory Care. Students must be in the top 25 percent of their class to become members.

Lambda Chi Nu was created for Associate Degree Nursing students or graduates who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 or are in the top 10% of class after midterm of second level courses. This honor society was formed to honor outstanding academic achievement, professionalism and clinical nursing excellence.

National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN) Honor Society is open to Practical Nursing students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in their program ready and nursing courses through the second semester of the practical nursing program. Students must be active members of the National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses and have no unsuccessful attempts in any nursing courses. Invitations are sent to candidates before the third semester of the practical nursing program.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) members should be good, honest, responsible student-citizens who have made a personal commitment to excellence. In order to join NTHS, students must be enrolled in a career/technical education program or major and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. A student in any major at Piedmont Tech who meets the GPA requirement is eligible to join NTHS.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international organization of two-year college scholars designed to recognize and honor scholastic achievement. Students qualify for membership by meeting the following criteria:

  1. Must have accumulated at least 12 credit hours;
  2. Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA; and
  3. Must be working towards an associate degree.

Tau Alpha Pi is open to Engineering Technology students and graduates who achieve high academic standards. Members are involved in campus and community activities and are working to build a network with local business professionals.

Tau Upsilon Alpha (National Organization for Human Services Honor Society) honors academic excellence; fosters lifelong learning, leadership and development and to promote excellence in service to humanity. Open to any Human Services major with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and has completed at least 12 credit hours in HUS.