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Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, serving 1,250 two-year colleges around the world and offering exclusive programs and benefits for members that contribute to a dynamic, multi-dimensional college experience. Promoting academic achievement is only part of Phi Theta Kappa's purpose. Members are connected to a vast array of resources that provide academic enrichment and service and leadership opportunities. Scholarly and leadership development focus on career preparation and networking, community service, and developing tomorrow's global leaders. Membership in this prestigious society affords numerous benefits to its members including thousands of dollars in transfer scholarships offered by many four-year colleges and universities. The award-winning Kingsborough's chapter, Xi Kappa, is one of the largest and most active in the country.

NCHC logo National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges of which Kingsborough is a member. NCHC carries out its mission by serving Honors professionals and by advocating support for and excellence in higher education for all students. NCHC values an atmosphere that promotes academic opportunity and challenge for Honors students and faculty. Within this scholarly environment, members of Honors communities demonstrate integrity, respect, and excellence. Through the Honors experience, participants realize enhanced personal, social, and intellectual development. NCHC recognizes the importance of life-long learning and social responsibility in preparing individuals for an increasingly complex world. These beliefs and values are reinforced among member institutions through the collegiality and shared purpose of the NCHC. At its annual fall conference and throughout the year, NCHC provides access to a network of Honors expertise, including consultants with extensive experience in all elements of Honors teaching, learning, and administration. Unusual among professional organizations in higher education is NCHC's inclusion of undergraduate students on its conference programs and as elected members of its governing board. All members, whether professionals or students, are involved in the ongoing projects undertaken by NCHC's committees.

NRHC logo Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC)

The Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) is an organization of students, faculty, and administrators dedicated to the encouragement and support of undergraduate honors learning. The NRHC provides its members with opportunities for the exchange of information, ideas, and assistance through its annual conference, its newsletter, and its Sleeping Bag Seminars. The NRHC encompasses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Currently almost 200 different colleges and universities are members. NRHC is a regional affiliate of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).
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Student World Assembly

The Student World Assembly (SWA) is a non-governmental, non partisan organization created to represent students globally. It provides a deliberative assembly where students around the world can exchange views, vote on global issues through online discussion forums and at annual international conventions, and translate these views into meaningful actions. SWA is open to Honors and no-Honors students. The SWA Chapter of the Student World Assembly is very active on the KCC campus and (co)sponsors a number of activities such as the bi-annual Campus Clean-up, annual Eco-Festival, and the KCC Reads/Common Reading events. "R2C" [Responsibility to Care] is a signature social responsibility initiative that the SWA Chapter members have developed. Honors students are strongly urged to apply to join this leadership program by contacting the SWA Chapter Co-advisor, Janine Palludan (M391,, 718-368-5252).
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Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities (REEO) is a non-profit organization that is committed to empowering community college students with the opportunity to transfer to a four-year university, to earn a college degree and to obtain a professional position upon graduation. REEO's partnership model is aimed at creating mutually beneficial relationships between community colleges, community college students, universities and corporations. REEO works closely with its community college partners to empower underserved talented community college students by providing professional, academic and financial resources at no cost. The REEO Program is designed to assist in the development of community college students at each stage of their professional and academic careers. The Rising Stars Program of REEO transferred 100% of its community college student participants who applied to top tier four-year universities. The admissions process for the Rising Stars Program is very competitive due to the limited number of spots available in the program. Check to REEO website to learn more about it and visit the Honors House in M377 to apply to the program. The first REEO cohort at KCC began in September 2009.

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Kingsborough Honors Club

All Honors students are urged to join the KCC Honors Club by visiting the Honors House in M377. The Honors Club organizes numerous events/activities throughout the academic year, on- and off-campus, often in collaboration with the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter, the Student World Assembly Chapter, and the Student Government Councils.

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