Alpha Gamma Sigma
College of San Mateo is affiliated with the California Community College Honor Scholarship Society, Alpha Gamma Sigma. The local chapter is the Eta Chapter. Alpha Gamma Sigma maintains academic standards for induction, continued membership and permanent membership. Membership during a semester in AGS is based upon the student's GPA as of the previous semester at CSM or elsewhere. New members must have completed a minimum of 12 graded college units and achieve a semester GPA of 3.30 or higher to be invited to join the local chapter. Continuing members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. There is no unit requirement for continuing membership. There are two avenues to permanent membership: 1) a 3.25 cumulative GPA, 60 units and two semesters of local chapter membership; or 2) a 3.50 cumulative GPA, 60 units and at least one semester of local chapter membership. Contact the chapter advisor of Alpha Gamma Sigma for further information.
Phi Theta Kappa
College of San Mateo is affiliated with Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college, which recognizes the scholarly achievements of over 1.5 million students throughout all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and Germany. The local chapter is the Beta Xi Eta Chapter. Phi Theta Kappa maintains academic standards for both induction and continued membership. New members must complete at least 12 credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or better. Continuing members must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA. Contact the chapter advisor of Phi Theta Kappa for further information at (650) 574-6590.