The Meaning of AGS

  • Alpha stands for "arete" which means "Excellence"
  • Gamma stands for "gnosis" which means "Knowledge"
  • Sigma stands for "sophrosyne" which means "Wisdom"

The Purpose of AGS

  • to foster, promote, maintain and recognize scholarship achievement
  • to develop programs offering cultural, social, or enrichment experiences as part of the total experience of the college
  • to promote service to the college and the community
  • to emphasize the development of leadershipcharacter and good judgment

Membership Requirements

In order to be eligible for initial membership, you must meet ONE of the following requirements

  • Be a lifetime member of California Scholarship Federation (CSF) 
  • Completed 12 units of undergraduate work at any accredited college/university with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • Be a high school graduate with cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

    AGS Application Form 

Once accepted, in order to be a member in good standing, each semester you must earn a minimum of 15 points in the following three categories: 

  • AGS Service (minimum of 8 points)
  • Fundraising (minimum of 4 points) 
  • Community Service (minimum of 3 points)

    AGS Point Sheet 

Click here for a description of initial, continuing, and permanent membership.

How to Join AGS

To become a member of AGS, you need to submit an application and pay $10 dues.  You may do this at an AGS meeting or you may download an application and pay your dues to an advisor.  Continuing members must re-apply each semester.  If you have any questions please contact:

Meeting Information

  • AGS meets each Friday at 10 am in the Almaden Room in the Student Center
  • Can't come to meetings?  You can still be a part of AGS!  Just submit an application, pay $10 dues, read meeting minutes earn the minimum number of points (15) each semester through AGS activities.