BY CHELSEA CATTANO Acting Editor in Chief
The newest honor society at The County College of Morris is a Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta, also known as the Communication Honor Society.
“Sigma Chi Eta (SCH) is the honor society of the National Communication Association for two year/community college institutions,” according to the National Communication Association website.
The students that are involved in CCM’s chapter of SCH aim to promote outstanding academic achievement, while encouraging students to continue their education at a four-year institution.
SCH is constituted by six core goals, all of which are exemplified here at CCM.
Prospective colleges have to meet a list of requirements in order to be eligible. Among these requirements CCM had to grant associate degrees, be accredited by the appropriate regional association, and offer a minimum of 12 academic hours in communication.
The SCH executive board is eager to begin their involvement on campus.
“I’m really excited to collaborate with students who share my major,” said Tayah Swedlund, secretary of SCH. “I think it’s a great opportunity for communication students to connect with one another and give back to the student community by doing things like fundraisers and hosting events.”
Students already involved in SCH will be available to answer questions during the Welcome Back Bash on Tuesday, September 23, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. located outside of the student center.
“I’m so happy to be part of something as great as Sigma Chi Eta,” said Luisa Salazar, vice president of SCH. “I love that it is an honor society for the communication students run by the students. Professor Altieri and everyone involved are so enthusiastic and so hands on about what’s to come, I can’t wait until we can finally start sending out acceptance letters to everyone that wants to get involved.”
Students interested in becoming members of CCM’s chapter of SCH need to be currently working towards a communication degree, have a minimum 3.0 GPA for all classes taken at CCM, and a minimum 3.25 GPA for all communication studies at CCM.
The membership fee for SCH is $30 per student.
The first induction ceremony will take place at the start of the spring semester however, the group will hold meetings throughout the fall.
Students interested in obtaining more information about SCH can contact Professor Michelle Altieri, faculty advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.