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.
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 Founders
Who's 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
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.
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
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
The Honors Association is a society which all students who are
participating in the 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 Colleges 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
AA Degrees: Students who have earned at
least 32 semester hours for an Associate of Arts degree at Lindsey
Wilson College and have a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible for
Associate Honors. Students who declare bankruptcy are not eligible
to qualify for honors at graduation.
BA/BS/ BSN Degrees: To be eligible for
undergraduate graduation honors, a student must have earned at
least 45 of the 128 semester hours earned for bachelor degrees
at Lindsey Wilson. In addition, all course work required for the
degree in question must be completed.
Special honors are awarded at the time of graduation in
recognition of demonstrated scholarship based on the following
cumulative overall and cumulative LWC 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
Master's Degrees: Honors are not awarded
to graduate degree recipients.