Thank you for your interest in the Bossier Parish Community College Chapter of Alpha Eta Society. It is a nationally recognized scholastic honor society for allied health professions. The national organization web site may be helpful to you concerning the history of the society:
Fast Facts about BPCC chapter of Alpha Eta:
- The purpose of the honor society is to promote and recognize students who have exhibited significant scholarship, leadership, and made contributions to the allied health professional arena.
- The BPCC chapter is unique in that the students do not meet. Since we are a 2-year college, students are not eligible for membership until just before they graduate. So, when they do become a member, they no longer attend BPCC.
- Inductees are nominated by the qualified allied health program directors after meeting specific criteria. The privilege of being inducted into this honor society proves that nominated students have demonstrated academic, clinical, and professional excellence.
- There are strict eligibility requirements prohibiting students from paying to become a member. The fee or dues a student pays, cover the expenses of their honor cords worn during graduation, a certificate and pin, and shipping and handling for the delivery of these items.
- Currently, at the BPCC chapter, there are no leadership or officer roles for students. As a reminder that once they are eligible for induction, they graduate from our 2-year institution. However, if the newly inducted student transfers to a 4-year institution that has an Alpha Eta chapter, the student would be eligible for leadership.
- Our chapter has a beneficial service project called the Cavalier Closet. The sponsor or advisor of the chapter asks all graduating Allied Health students to donate their gently used scrubs to incoming clinical students who cannot afford to purchase their own scrubs.
- Members for the honor society are accepted each semester term graduation.
- Students must be enrolled in allied health programs that offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree or an advanced certificate in Respiratory Therapy. Students fill out an application and submit it by the prescribed deadline.
- BPCC graduates who become members of this society benefit because it is a professional indicator to employers and potential employers of the standard of excellence the graduate possess.