Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society

Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society

 ACHS Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society

ACHS maintains a Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) Honor Society. The DET Honor Society is sponsored by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and was established to:

  • Recognize the academic achievements of students who study at a distance;
  • Publicly demonstrate that distance study is truly a viable educational option;
  • Inspire both students and faculty in the distance study community; and
  • Bring honor and earned recognition to individuals who have worked diligently to acquire new knowledge and skills from an accredited distance learning institution.

Selection Criteria

Graduates must attain a 3.5 GPA in cumulative program requirements. ACHS will note Honors on the student's certificate or diploma and on transcripts. Honors graduates will receive an invitation to join the ACHS Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society from the national chapter. 

More about the Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) Honor Society

To recognize the academic achievements of students who study at a distance, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission in Washington, D.C. established the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society.  Delta Epsilon Tau (DETHS) is the only Honor Society that brings honor and earned recognition to those individuals who have worked diligently to acquire new knowledge and skills from an accredited distance learning institution.  It is the “Mark of Distinction” for an institution to be awarded a Chapter. 

The fact that an individual is elected to membership in this honor fraternity sets her or him apart as an exemplar of personal integrity and excellence.  The purpose of the Society is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character and leadership.

Recognition Certificate & Honors 

Each outstanding student elected to membership receives a personalized membership certificate.  This certificate includes the candidate’s name, distance learning institution, Chapter affiliation, and date of induction.  To properly honor this achievement, each certificate also includes the Delta Epsilon Tau Gold Seal of Distinction and Official Crest as seen above.     

DET Gold Key  

To accompany the certificate, each outstanding student also receives our Honorary Delta Epsilon Tau Gold Key.  Professionally die-struck, sandblasted and polished, each Gold Key from the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society includes the Greek letters D.E.T., the flaming torch (which represents the light of continuous learning), and two of the finest words in any language -- "Integrity" and "Excellence." 

As an added service, each honor student also receives a special congratulatory letter from the President of Delta Epsilon Tau and a narrative about the society.  Upon request, outstanding students may also request a letter of reference when seeking employment or other career opportunities.