Honor Societies

Alpha Gamma Sigma

Alpha Gamma Sigma, California Community College Scholarship Honor Society, was founded in 1926 through the efforts of William T. Boyce, then Dean of the College. Among the first to be chartered, the college’s chapter is designated Epsilon.

Permanent membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma is awarded to students who meet either of the following criteria:

  1. Cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher with 60 units completed (30 units at Fullerton College) and active membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma for two (2) or more semesters; or,
  2. Cumulative 3.50 GPA or higher with 60 units completed (30 units at Fullerton College) with one (1) semester of active membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma.

Requirements subject to change.

Students may pick up an application for permanent membership in the Student Activities Office. See section on Honors for Scholarship.

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX)

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is a national honor society established to recognize students who demonstrate superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal and law-related studies. LEX derives from the Latin root meaning “pertaining to the law” or “legal.”

Students in the Fullerton College Paralegal Studies Program qualify for membership if they have:

  • Completed at least two-thirds, or 18 units, of their required major coursework
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher for all college coursework, and
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for all Paralegal Studies major coursework

Applications for consideration may be obtained by emailing the Business and CIS Division Office at: fcparalegalstudies@fullcoll.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the national scholastic honor organization for community colleges. In order to be eligible for Lifetime Membership in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, a student must:

  • have completed 12 units of coursework that may be applied to a degree
  • be enrolled in at least three units in the current term, and
  • maintain a 3.25 GPA

For more information, contact the current Phi Theta Kappa officers at ptk.fullcoll@gmail.com or go to the chapter website, PTK.fullcoll.edu. Requirements subject to change.