Sigma Chi Eta – National Honorary Society for Undergraduates in Two-Year Communication Programs

Sigma Chi Eta (SCH) 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 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.

The six goals of Sigma Chi Eta are:

  1. Recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication Studies
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of communication
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
  6. Explore options for graduate education in communication studies

Alpha Mu is Bergen Community College’s chapter of Sigma Chi Eta. Alpha means “strength and foundation in a society.” Mu means “stability and protection.” Alpha Mu was chartered December 2012.

Students are eligible to join Alpha Mu as full lifetime members. To qualify for full lifetime membership, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 12 semester credit hours (18 quarter credit-hours) at their current institution or the equivalent number of hours at a transfer institution or the equivalent number of hours through life-long learning credit
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken
  3. Complete the equivalent of 3 courses or 9 semester credit hours (12 quarter credit-hours) in communication studies
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all communication studies courses taken
  5. Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution's Policies

One-time membership dues include lifetime membership in Sigma Chi Eta.

For additional information, please visit the Communication Department in West Hall, W-225, or contact by phone at 201-447-7143.