The word “plexus” is taken from the Latin plectere, which means a network of interwoven parts. Juniata College’s Plexus program is a physical support network comprised of faculty, peer mentors and staff that help to enrich the students’ experience by assisting in their academic and social transition to college and the surrounding Huntingdon community.
Plexus focuses on multiculturalism, as it pertains to myriad identities that encompass ability, age, gender identity, sexual identity, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class and more!
Alpha Alpha Alpha Honors Society:
The National Honors Society of First-generation College Students
Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, was founded March 24, 2018, at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Gamma Pi chapter of Tri-Alpha was chartered on May 1st, 2021, on Juniata College Campus.
- The student has earned at least 36 credit/semester hours (or 54 quarter hours) towards a bachelor's degree
- The undergraduate student has achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
- Neither of the student's parents, nor stepparents, nor legal guardians, completed a bachelor's degree.
- Graduate students who are first-generation students can be admitted if they have completed the equivalent of at least one term of study (9 or more graduate credits) and have a GPA in their graduate program of at least 3.5.
- A certificate and pin signifying membership. Membership is for life.
- An outward recognition of personal accomplishment and an incentive for continued high scholarship.
- Identifies you to employers, professionals, and graduate schools as a person of superior academic ability and commitment.
- Be part of a first-gen community that develops programming and outreach across campus.
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More information on events for the Fall 2022 semester coming soon!