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Honor Societies

One means of recognizing outstanding students at American Sentinel University is through election to membership in a chapter of a local, national, or international honor society. Criteria for membership and the scope of activities vary widely. Some societies focus primarily on scholastic achievement; others consider grades along with other factors such as community service and leadership. Some select members by invitation only; for others, students must submit applications. American Sentinel University or the Honor Societies below will reach out via email if you demonstrate the requirements for the honor society.

The names of the societies that are available to American Sentinel University students are listed below, along with the name of some local contacts, and where possible, the website of the organization. 

Delta Epsilon Tau

Delta Epsilon Tau is the official national honor society for America’s accredited distance learning institutions.  Delta Epsilon Tau only places Chapters in institutions recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.  The purpose of the Society is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character and leadership. The American Sentinel University Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society (DETHS) was established to recognize the extraordinarily high academic achievements and leadership of American Sentinel University’s outstanding students. 

Chapter Advisor Contact Information: Registraroffice@americansentinel.edu

Society Website: https://www.deths.org/

American Sentinel University sponsors an active chapter, Chi Alpha, of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). Sigma is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with members from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and achievement (Sigma, 2019). The chapter grew in 2019 when American Sentinel University joined with Denver College of Nursing to form the Chi Alpha Chapter at Large. This union of the two schools enables the Chapter to broaden professional engagement, learning, and service efforts. The Chi Alpha chapter board meets monthly by conference line. The Sigma induction ceremony for the Chi Alpha chapter occurs every year, typically the evening before commencement exercises at American Sentinel University and is live streamed for those that are unable to attend. The induction ceremony recognizes and honors the student with presentation of a certificate and membership pin. The ceremony includes an educational offering and brief membership meeting. In the fall, a second membership meeting occurs, providing an educational or informational program to participants. The educational offerings are presented using Zoom to allow for a visual presentation.

Chapter Advisor Contact Information: Ana.Fernadez@americansentinel.edu

Society Website: https://www.sigmanursing.org/

Since it was established, Golden Key has recognized more than 12 million undergraduate and graduate students for their intellectual achievements. In addition, Golden Key has awarded $10 million in scholarships and awards to members in all fields of study.

Golden Key members come together to make a difference in their communities all over the world by performing more than 200,000 hours of service annually. In July of 2014, Golden Key launched its first ever global service initiative: SPARK a Change. The mission of SPARK is to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth through literacy, education and real-world preparedness.  Golden Key members are challenged to SPARK a Change!

Chapter Advisor Contact Information: Registraroffice@americansentinel.edu

Society Website: https://www.goldenkey.org/
Social Media Website: https://www.facebook.com/GKregion8/