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Honor Societies

Membership in international and national honor societies can further recognize and reward your superior scholar and leadership efforts.

Delta Mu Delta

DMD is the International Honor Society for business programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The Greek letters in the Society's name stand for Dia Matheseos Dynamis, signifying the motto, "Through Knowledge, Power, for social and economic good. Lambda Eta is Northcentral University Chapter of Delta Mu Delta. Delta Mu Delta membership benefits include lifetime recognition of outstanding academic achievement, resume enhancement, scholarship programs, federal job opportunities and lifetime contact through their national newsletter. For more information visit:

Alpha Phi Sigma

APS is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society that recognizes the academic excellence of undergraduates and graduates in criminal justice, homeland security and related fields. Alpha Phi Sigma is well represented in the professional ranks of all areas of the criminal justice field. The membership directories of the national professional associations, such as The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), The American Society of Criminology (ASC), and the American Correctional Association (ACA) are embossed with the names of Alpha Phi Sigma members, both active and alumni. Iota Pi is the Northcentral University Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma. For more information visit:

Kappa Delta Pi

KDP is an International Honor Society for Education and is one of the largest and most prestigious education honor societies in the world. Kappa Delta Pi was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name to represent knowledge, duty and power. Alpha Delta Epsilon is the Northcentral University Chapter of KDP and initiates members biannually. ADE was installed at Northcentral on June 15, 2007, and was the first chapter chartered by KDP at an online university. For more information visit:

Golden Key International Honour Society

Northcentral University is a Charter Member of Golden Key International Honour Society. Golden Key is a premier honor society with nearly 2 million members worldwide, and over 375 chapters at both national and international campuses.

The benefits of Golden Key membership include the opportunities to apply for scholarships and attend professional development events. You will be recognized as a member of a large and active society. Membership is invitation-only and will be available to qualifying undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Northcentral. To qualify a student must have a GPA of 3.8 or above with at least 30 credits earned in his or her program. Qualified students in all schools at Northcentral are included in the membership campaigns as Golden Key is university-wide and not limited to a particular school. (Please note, NCU does not have cum laude specifications at the graduate level; only the bachelor's level.)

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Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society - Iota Chapter

DELTA KAPPA, the name for the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, has symbolic and historical significance within the field of marriage and family therapy. The purpose of Delta Kappa is to provide marriage and family therapy professionals a face-to-face, ongoing scholarly forum for the exchange of ideas related to the development of research, theory, and clinical practice.  The Greek letters, Delta Kappa, have symbolic and historical significance within the field of marriage and family therapy. DELTA represents the triangle. The points of the triangle represent the three corners of the therapeutic relationship - the client/family present in the room, the therapists and therapeutic treatment team, and the external influences intertwined between lives of clients and professionals. KAPPA is the universal symbol for knowledge. The shape of the KAPPA symbol has a single long vertical line representing the intervention that occurs in the therapeutic process. The two lines meeting at the midpoint of the vertical line create a point of confluence with the therapist and the client system - joining together for change.  For more information visit:

Upsilon Phi Delta

Upsilon Phi Delta is the national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration programs that are members of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The purpose of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the profession of healthcare management and policy. Members are selected on the basis of academic achievements, service to the community and/or contributions to the healthcare management profession. Membership is by invitation and offered by the School of Health Sciences. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours and have maintained a 3.5 GPA.

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National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at NCU was started in 2010. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. The NCU chapter is open to all graduate-level majors with a 3.3 cumulative GPA and who have completed at least five courses in their program. As of 2021, we have  3,851 members who have access to lifetime membership benefits including an accredited leadership development program, nearly $500,000 in scholarships, an exclusive NSLS job board, a personalized letter of recommendation, and who learn from exceptional leaders like former U.S. President Speaker Broadcasts.  Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.