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Alpha Gamma Sigma, or AGS as it is often called, is the California Community College Scholastic Honor Society.

The Greek Letters in our name were selected because they are the initials from Greek words whose meanings
represent the motto of AGS: "Add to good character, knowledge, and judgment."

ALPHA stands for "Arete" meaning "Excellence"
GAMMA stands for "Gnosis" meaning "Knowledge"
SIGMA stands for "Sophrosyne" meaning "Wisdom"

In an age where meaningless honors abound, AGS membership requires effort!
If you're ready to work, we'd love to have you join us!

The purpose of this organization is to foster, promote, maintain, and recognize scholarship.
The function of the state organization is to encourage local chapters to develop, in themselves or in cooperation with other chapters, programs offering cultural, social, or enrichment experiences as part of the total experience of community college students.
The state organization annually awards scholarships to members and also encourages chapters to provide opportunities for participation in service activities and to award scholarships of their own.

Click on the following links for more information about the topic:


Topic (link) Brief description
AGS Hero's Challenge - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's:"Light the Night Walk". An AGS Statewide Project - Get Your Chapter Involved!
Fast Facts A one page fast facts sheet
Posters AGS Posters for recruitment tools
History of AGS
AGS Scholarships Descriptions of the five AGS scholarships
AGS Scholarship Forms State AGS Scholarship Applications
Outstanding Advisors *New* An application for chapter nominated outstanding advisors.  (Posted 1/15/15)
  Board of Trustees Trustees' names and contact info
  Officers Officers' names and contact info
  Corporation Bylaws Bylaws (Updated April 2009)
  Standing Rules Updated April 2009
  Advisors' Handbook Official AGS Handbook
  Spring Conventions Held annually, alternating between the North and South -Find the Registration material here!  Scholarship, Contest winners and other pictures plus Agendas and Minutes as well.
  Fall Advisors Meeting Held to discuss AGS business (See Calendar)
  Fall Regional Conferences Held annually, one in the North and one in the South - see Calendar for dates and locations
  Advisor Contact Info Current Advisors listed by College Name
  Chapter Home Pages Links to Chapter Web Sites
  Start a new chapter Or Reactivate an Old One
  Fund Raising Survey Results and Ideas
  Dues Payment Form Due annually, deadline June 30
  Honor Roll/Permanent Member Form Due annually, deadline June 30
  New Advisor Information
Minimum requirements for each advisor
  Tips for Advisors
What every advisor needs to know.
  Advisor Directory Update Form Advisor Contact Information Update Page
  AGS Jewelry AGS Jewelry, pictures, NEW prices, and ordering information
  Good Standing Lists A fast check on your chapter's status
  AGS Brochure Information About AGS in Brochure Form
  Distinguished Service Advisors who have served with distinction!
  Advisor Hall Of Fame Advisors who have served AGS well.

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(Last Update: 01/15/2015)