Alpha Gamma Sigma: Gamma Iota

Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) is the California Community College Honors society. AGS is a state wide organization which promotes scholarship and service to the community. The name is derived from Greek words which represent AGS's motto, "Add to good character, knowledge, and judgment". As stated by the AGS state website,


ALPHA stands for "Arete" meaning "Excellence"

GAMMA stands for "Gnosis" meaning "Knowledge"

SIGMA stands for "Sophrosyne" meaning "Wisdom"


West Valley is the Gamma Iota Chapter of AGS. We operate under the influence of the state organization to uphold their idealisms. We promote scholarship and academic success as well as community involvement and leadership. Those who meet our expectations receive notation on their transcripts for their success and some who apply receive scholarships for their excellence.

For more information on the state organization, visit the link to their website under the External Links tab on the right.