Honors calculations are based on a minimum of 12 semester hours
of new course work that receives letter grading. Courses that
are graded on a credit/no credit basis are not included in honors
Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 for
the semester are named to the President's List.
The Dean's List consists of the names of those full-time
students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or above
for the semester.
The President's Award
The President's Award is given to the graduate who, in the
judgment of the President of the College, has made the greatest
contribution to the life of the College through Christian
leadership, scholastic achievement, and devotion to the ideals and
aims of Lindsey Wilson College.
Academic Program Awards
Academic Program Awards are given in each academic
discipline. Students who exhibit outstanding performance
based on GPA, class participation, effort, and attitude are
bestowed academic awards at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony
on Founder's Day each spring.
Who's Who among Students in American
Universities and Colleges
Lindsey Wilson College participates in Who's Who among Students
in American Universities and Colleges, one of the most highly
regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. In
March or April of each year, a nominating committee of faculty,
administration, and students names recipients of this prestigious
Lindsey Wilson College is affiliated with Alpha Chi, the
National Honor Society to which juniors and seniors in the top ten
percent of their class are invited. The Lindsey Wilson
College chapter was chartered in 1994.
Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Phi Sigma is an international honor society of criminal
justice students. Mu Sigma, the Lindsey Wilson College
chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, was chartered in spring 2011.
Among other awards, a double blue-yellow/gold honor cord is given
to members in recognition of academic excellence. Students
must maintain a GPA above 3.2 in criminal justice courses and in
all other academic courses.
Chi Sigma Iota Honor
Chartered in 1995, the purpose of Chi Sigma Iota is to promote
and recognize exemplary attainment in counselor education and the
practice of counseling. Chi Sigma Iota is an international
honor society of counseling professionals and
professionals-in-training dedicated to excellence in scholarship,
research, and clinical practice. Students must have a 3.50
minimum grade point average and one or more terms of full-time
counselor education study or its equivalent to be eligible.
Membership in Chi Sigma Iota can make a valuable contribution to
the student's professional development by enabling the student to
become a part of a network of professional counselors who subscribe
to high standards of scholarship and practice. Local chapters
encourage these aspirations through speakers, programs, and
awards. The Society also supports these goals through such
activities as leadership training, the International newsletter,
membership networking, leadership and research recognition awards,
support services to chapters, an annual meeting and collaboration
with others on counselor advocacy and professionalization. A
certificate of membership and lapel pins are an outward symbol of
commitment to excellence as a professional counselor.
The Honors Association is a society which all students who are
participating in the R. V. Bennett Honors program are eligible to
join. The Honors Association encourages active participation
through scholarship, research, and service by its
Lambda Pi Eta Honor
The Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society is the official national honor
society of the Communication discipline. Lindsey Wilson College's
Xi Psi chapter was chartered in fall 2002.
Sigma Tau Delta Honor
The Alpha Kappa Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international
English honor society, was chartered in the summer of 2002.
The central purpose of the honor society is to confer distinction
upon students of the English language and literature in
undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. One of the
largest members of the Association of the College Honors Societies,
Sigma Tau Delta provides exceptional students with opportunities
for advancing the study of language and literature, for developing
skills in creative and analytical writing, and for meeting other
scholars and professionals in the discipline of
The Society for Collegiate
The National Council of the Society for Collegiate Journalists
is the National Honor Society of Collegiate Mass
Communications. The Lindsey Wilson College chapter was
chartered in spring 2007.
Special honors are awarded to students at the time of graduation
in recognition of demonstrated scholarship based on their
cumulative overall and cumulative Lindsey Wilson College grade
point average. Students who declare academic bankruptcy are
not eligible to qualify for honors at graduation.
- AA Degrees: Students who have earned at
least 32 semester hours for an associate's degree at Lindsey Wilson
College and have a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible for Associate
- BA/BS/BSN Degrees: A student must have
earned at least 48 of the 128 semester hours required for a
bachelor's degree at Lindsey Wilson College. In addition, all
course work required for the degree in question must be
completed. The graduation honors are awarded as follows:
- 3.50-3.69: Cum Laude (with distinction)
- 3.70-3.89: Magna Cum Laude (with high distinction)
- 3.90-4.00: Summa Cum Laude (with highest distinction)
- Master's Degrees: Honors are not awarded
to graduate degree recipients.