Honor Societies | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Honor Societies

Westmoreland hosts multiple honor societies that celebrate students' academic accomplishments. Students must meet specific eligibility requirements before being invited to join. All have a one-time membership fee. Students inducted into honor societies have the option to wear their society's regalia at graduation.


Phi Theta Kappa

Westmoreland County Community College hosts the Alpha Upsilon Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. PTK is the only nationally acclaimed honor society serving America’s two-year colleges and associate degree-granting institutions. Invitations are extended to students who have completed at least 12 credit hours (either full- or part-time) at Westmoreland and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Prospective members are invited to join every semester. PTK offers benefits including: scholarship opportunities, student-directed honors projects and the chance to attend regional and national meetings of the society.

Advisors: Autumn Maloy, Diane Metz, and Ian Rhodes


Psi Beta Logo

Westmoreland hosts a chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society for psychology. Our group's goal is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students with an interest in psychology through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service. Prospective members are invited to join based on GPA and academic accomplishment in psychology.

Advisors:  Vicky Krug and Lou Surace


Alpha Delta Nu

Westmoreland hosts the Zeta Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. Its mission is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility.

Advisor: Tara Smith




Founded in 2023, the Westmoreland County Community College chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) celebrates academic achievement in specific career and technical education (CTE) fields with a special emphasis on programs offered at the Advanced Technology Center. Eligible students are invited to join every semester. Students have the opportunity to take on leadership positions as well.

Advisor: Nicholas Nelson, William Racin, and Bernadette Trainer