Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Sigma Pi Chapter
Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) Honor Society is the California Community Colleges honor society. Founded in 1925, AGS Honor Society was created to foster, promote, maintain and recognize academic excellence at the community college level. Active members of AGS do more than just get good grades. They are often some of the most active, involved, and influential students on campus because AGS promotes scholarship combined with service to the campus and local communities.
AGS is a state-wide academic honor society. Members must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and have completed at least 12 graded units of college courses. Members must pay chapter dues and maintain their grades each semester to be a member in good standing.
Benefits of belonging to AGS
Academic Recognition at Graduation
At Golden West College Commencement ceremonies, all graduating members of AGS may wear a golden stole. The names of all current members are listed in the college’s Commencement Book. AGS members who achieve Permanent Member status are so designated on their official GWC transcript, receive a California AGS State Permanent Member Certificate, and an AGS gold seal for their diploma. Permanent Members may also purchase a gold kase membership pin.