Honor Societies

Honor Societies aim to recognize students who have excelled in a variety of circumstances. Honor societies invite students to join based on academic excellence, or to those who have shown impressive leadership, service, and overall character. Joining honor societies are great opportunities for students to boost their resume, scholarship applications as well as their personal and professional skills. NCTC has three honor societies: Phi Theta Kappa, National Society of Leadership and Success, and La Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española. Should they meet the requirements, students can participate in as many honor societies as they want.

Phi Theta Kappa Logo

Phi Theta Kappa is the world's largest honor society for community college students. The Psi Iota Chapter of NCTC extends membership to students who have earned a 3.5 GPA on at least 12 credit hours of coursework at NCTC which is transferable to a four year college.

Membership not only provides recognition but also opportunities to grow as a scholar, develop as a leader, make a difference through service and scholarship opportunities. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are part of a global community founded on academic excellence and dedicated to servant leadership.

To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa or the NCTC Honors Program visit the NCTC PTK website.
NCTC PTK Advisor: Jill Swarner

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) also known as Sigma Alpha Pi is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. The Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.


Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.

You can find detailed information about the NCTC's NSLS here

NSLS Advisor: Dr. Roxanne Del Rio

Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española

The Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española (SHLE) seeks to recognize excellence in the study of Spanish as well as promote understanding and friendship between English and Spanish speakers. shle_logoMembership is extended to students who have earned a B average or above in Spanish and a 3.2 overall GPA. SHLE membership benefits include leadership opportunities, exceptional recognition opportunities, and exclusive member discounts on select hotels and auto rentals. For More information about Sociedad Honoraria de la Lengua Española visit their website at https://sociedadhonoraria.org/.

NCTC SHLE Advisor: Sara Gottardi