Hartwick College Honor Society

The Hartwick College Honor Society (HCHS) was founded by eight faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa, including Dean Wallace R. Klinger. Within months of its founding, Dean Klinger made inquiry to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society regarding requirements for having the HCHS recognized as an affiliate of that national organization.

Over the years, the HCHS has welcomed new faculty and staff members who had previously been inducted into chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi at other colleges and universities. In addition, welcome has been extended to other achievers whose academic backgrounds, in the classroom and in professional accomplishments, reflected the standards of HCHS membership.

We are proud that the history of the HCHS has positioned us to take the Society to yet new levels of achievement.