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Undergraduate Honors

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 calculations.

Presidents List

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

Deans 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 Presidents 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.

Academic Program Awards

Academic Program Awards are given in each area of 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 Founders Day.

Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Lindsey Wilson 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 10 percent of their class are invited.

Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society of counseling professionals and professionals-in-training dedicated to excellence in scholarship, research, and clinical practice. The purpose of Chi Sigma Iota is to promote and recognize exemplary attainment in counselor education and the practice of counseling.

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 ones professional development by becoming 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. Dues for first-year membership are $35 with annual renewal costing $25.

Honors Association

The Honors Association is a society in which all students who are participating in the Honors Program are eligible to participate. The Honors Association encourages active participation by in 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 Colleges Xi Psi chapter was chartered in fall 2002.

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

To be eligible for undergraduate graduation honors, a student must have earned at least 64 semester hours for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lindsey Wilson. In addition, all course work required for the degree in question must be completed. Special honors are awarded to Master's Degree students at the time of graduation in recognition of demonstrated scholarship.

Special honors are awarded at the time of graduation in recognition of demonstrated scholarship based on all academic work and on the following cumulative grade point averages:

  • 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)

Students who have earned at least 32 semester hours for an Associate of Arts degree at Lindsey Wilson and have a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible for Associate Honors.

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