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Academic Honors

Undergraduate Honors

Honors calculations are based on a minimum of 12 semester hours of new coursework that receives letter grading.  Courses that are graded on a Credit/No Credit (CR or NC) basis are not included in honors calculations.


President's List

Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 for the semester are named to the President's List.


Dean'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 award.


Alpha Chi

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 a national 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. 


Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega is a theater honor society for the purpose of providing acknowledgment to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theater and, through the expansion of Alpha Psi Omega among colleges and universities, providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theater.  The society is not intended to take the place of any regular theater clubs or producing groups, but as students quality, they may be rewarded by election to membership in this society.

The Alpha Eta Gamma chapter of Alpha Psi Omega was organized to stimulate interest in theater activities at the College and to secure for the College all the advantages and mutual helpfulness provided by a large national honor society.  By electing students to membership, the society provides a reward for their participation in theater activities at Lindsey Wilson College.


Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society

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 outward symbols of commitment to excellence as a professional counselor.


Honors Association

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 members.


Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

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.


Phi Beta Lambda Honor Society

Also known as Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda is the premier business fraternity for students who are preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.  Phi Beta Lambda was founded in 1958 and currently has approximately 11,000 student members.


Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society

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 English.


The Society for Collegiate Journalists

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.


Graduation Honors

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 of the 60 credit hours for an associate's degree at Lindsey Wilson College and have a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible for associate's honors.
  • BA/BS/BSN Degrees:  A student must have earned at least 48 of the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor's degree at Lindsey Wilson College.  In addition, all coursework 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 master's degree recipients.
  • Doctoral Degrees:  Honors are not awarded to doctoral degree recipients. 


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