Alpha Gamma Sigma is a state-wide community college honor society. The three Greek letters stand for the three Greek words, which may be translated as follows:
Α ALPHA stands for Arete meaning “Excellence”
Γ GAMMA stands for Gnosis meaning “Knowledge”
Σ SIGMA stands for Sophrosyne meaning “Wisdom”
The mission of this chapter and organization shall be to foster, promote, maintain, and recognize scholarship among students at Rio Hondo College; to develop programs offering cultural, social, and enrichment activities as part of the total college experience; to promote service to the college, the community, and the Sigma Phi Chapter; and to emphasize the development of leadership, character, and judgment.
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