Honors Program

The Honors Program and Mesa's honors Societies are different entities. We provide the information here so that you might take advantage of all Mesa has to offer motivated students (including scholarships, leadership opportunities, and transfer-enhancement).

Psi Beta

Psi Beta is a National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. It is a national honor society for students enrolled in or majoring in Psychology. To be eligible for membership, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or range in the top 35% of enrollment, "B" average in Psychology courses, and completion of one introductory Psychology course and 12 semester hours.

Professor Jaye Van Kirk, Advisor
Phone: 619-388-2290
Office: SB-305HJ

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was founded in 1918, and since 1924, has been continuously named the official honor society for all community colleges in the U.S. by the American Association of Community Colleges. In addition to 1,200 chapters in the U.S., Phi Theta Kappa has an additional 100 chapters internationally, with over 2 million members. Phi Theta Kappa offers transfer enhancements and scholarships with over 700 colleges. In recent years, over 30 million dollars in scholarships have been awarded annually to members. Phi Theta Kappa's four hallmarks are Leadership, Service, Fellowship, and Scholarship. Mesa students participate in this society by organizing and leading events on campus that benefit their fellow students, doing community service, hanging out and enjoying fun trips, and by studying together and celebrating the academic success of their peers. Students also participate in the Honors in Action group research project, and attend regional leadership training events. Invitation to join the society is provided by the local chapter, and a membership application, along with verification of GPA, must be submitted to receive the invitation.

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher for community college coursework completed in the last five years, with a minimum of 12 units completed at Mesa, will be given an invitation to become a full-fledged lifetime member of the society, and receive the Phi Theta Kappa member designation on their transcripts.

Are you interested in joining PTK? For more information and to obtain an application, please email the San Diego Mesa College PTK at:

EOPS Students should contact the EOPS Office directly.
Location: Student Services Building, Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-388-2706

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Dean's List

A Dean's Honor List is compiled after each spring term for the academic year (Fall to Spring). To be eligible for the Dean's Honor List, a student must complete 12 units or more during the academic year and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Dean's Honor List notifications are emailed to students at the end of each academic year (late summer).

Please note: Dean's List is not posted on the students' transcript.