Permanent Membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma
Permanent Membership in AGS is an honor bestowed on members who have completed a minimum of 60 semester units of college work with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and one semester of membership or a GPA of 3.25 or higher and at least two semesters of membership.
Student members may apply for permanent membership during the semester in which they complete a minimum of 60 semester units in degree appropriate courses with at least half of them completed at a community college. Applicants with as few as 54 semester degree appropriate units may be eligible for permanent membership provided they have enough units graded CR to make up the required total. Applicants must also meet the requirements of Paragraphs “1” or “2” below:
- The member has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better in all recognized college work and has been a member of AGS for at least one term OR
- The member has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better in all recognized college work and has been a member of AGS for at least two terms. In determining eligibility, units are counted beginning with those most recently completed and going back chronologically until the number of units is reached. If any units from a semester (or quarter) are used to establish eligibility, all units in graded courses on that and all intervening transcripts must enter into the calculation of the GPA.
Any course completed two years or more prior to application for permanent membership, whether at a community college or other institution, shall not be used to prohibit any person from becoming a permanent member, provided these units are not used to meet the minimum number of required units.
Permanent membership is not granted automatically. Students must apply for this status through their chapter’s advisor who will determine the eligibility of applicants.