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Modesto Junior College

Communication Studies Honor Society

Sigma Chi Eta 

MJC's Communication Studies Department is home to the Alpha Kappa chapter of Sigma Chi Eta, the National Communication Association's honor society for two-year colleges.  


Sigma Chi Eta was established by the National Communication Association in 2000 to recognize students at the community college level who are dedicated to enhancing their understanding of and contributions to the field of Communication. MJC's Alpha Kappa chapter was founded in 2010.

Benefits of Membership

Members in Sigma Chi Eta are eligible to represent Modesto Junior College’s chapter at local, regional, and national conventions. These conventions offer a wealth of professional resources to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Inductees receive the following membership items:

  • certificate of membership
  • lapel pin
  • graduation honor cords

Membership Requirements

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements at the time of application:

  • be currently enrolled at Modesto Junior College
  • have completed at least 12 units at MJC (any subject)
  • have completed at least 12 units of Communication Studies courses at MJC or have completed at least 9 units of Communication Studies courses at MJC with at least 3 units currently in progress. Applicable Communication Studies coursework from other accredited institutions will be considered.
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • have a Communication Studies GPA of at least 3.25
  • display a commitment to the Communication field (broadly defined)
  • submit a $50 one-time membership fee for lifetime membership in Sigma Chi Eta

Interested in applying for Sigma Chi Eta but want more information? Check out the handout here: Sigma Chi Eta Flyer (.pdf)

Ready to apply? Access the electronic application here: Application Form (.pdf).  Submit the following information to Leslie Collins in Founders Hall 220K:

  • Your completed application (both pages)
  • A copy of your unofficial transcripts 
  • The $50 membership fee

Have questions? Email the faculty advisor, Leslie Collins, here:

Arts, Humanities and Communications

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Modesto Junior College - East Campus
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