Honors Student Organizations
The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, established in 1918, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and over 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and abroad. Its purpose is to nurture academic excellence by promoting an intellectual climate and a special sense of community among high achieving students. Upon induction into Phi Theta Kappa, members pledge to uphold the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. Xi Kappa, the chapter at Kingsborough - begun in 1965 shortly after the College was founded - is one of the largest and most active chapters in the nation. In March 2006, Kingsborough was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa "Horizon Award" for the most revitalized chapter. It has also been accorded Five-Star status.
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. A complete listing of scholarships can be found at www.ptk.org. Phi Theta Kappa membership will be entered on the transcript, published on the Kingsborough Honors Program website, and noted in the Commencement booklet. At Graduation, students are eligible to wear the Society's gold silk stole and tassel (available for purchase in the Honors House), will lead all graduates into the assembly area, and will be seated in a special section during the Graduation Ceremony.
The Kingsborough Honors Club is created for students interested in academic excellence and/or seeking opportunities to enrich their social, cultural, and civic horizons. Our mission is to personify the Honors' motto for Leadership, Service, and Scholarship throughout the academic year. Anything from fundraisers to off-campus trips, we offer activities and events that promote cultural awareness, educational support, and community engagement. We encourage all students to join in fellowship with us. For more information, please visit the Honors Office in room M377.
Student World Assembly
Student World Assembly
Kingsborough Honors Program aims to enrich students' education by providing them with a rich menu of nearly cost-free co-curricular activities on- and off-campus, nationally and internationally, that will broaden their horizons and inspire them to become leaders and engaged citizens. "Thinking Globally, Acting Locally" is the motto of our program and "R2C" [Responsibility to Care] is a signature social responsibility initiative that our students in collaboration with the Student World Assembly have come up with Kingsborough's developing Center for Civic Engagement also contains important information and interested students should visit the site to find out about service learning and other civic engagement opportunities.
Please check the Calendar and the Off Campus Study sections of this website to see the upcoming events and co-curricular activities. For more information, please visit the Honors Office in room M377.
Partners in the Park
Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program sponsored by Southern Utah University and Cedar Breaks National Monument in cooperation with the National Collegiate Honors Council. Partners in the Parks projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. Our first project, at Bryce Canyon National Park, was organized in 2007 as a 2016 Centennial Initiative Program with Cedar Breaks National Monument as the sponsoring park unit. Since then we have sponsored 40 projects at 32 different parks for over 350 student participants. Seminars led by university faculty and park personnel will include historical, scientific, cultural, and other important areas unique to a given park. Projects will also take advantage of exciting recreational opportunities in the parks to broaden participant's understanding of the overall value of national parks to our country and its citizens.
For program details, dates and destinations visit: https://www.nchchonors.org/events/partners-in-the-parks
Scholarships are available for PITP experiences. To apply for financial assistance
For more information, please visit the Honors Office in room M377.