At the end of the spring semester, undergraduate students who have performed with distinction in scholarship, leadership, and service to the university are accorded special recognition at the university's Honors Convocation held at Lyman Center. Seniors who have achieved collegiate honors are announced: those maintaining a 3.5-3.69 GPA are graduated cum laude; 3.7-3.89 GPA are magna cum laude; and 3.9-4.0 GPA are summa cum laude. The GPA is computed from the student's entire collegiate record. Transfer students who have taken at least 60 credit hours at SCSU and have attained a 3.5 GPA or higher in these courses will be eligible for academic honors. Only earned grades at Southern will be tabulated when determining academic honors. Students who successfully defended their honors theses are also recognized at the Honors Convocation and graduate "with departmental honors."
Prior to the event, students who will be recognized at the Honors Convocation will receive an invitation and ticket information regarding the Honors Convocation ceremony.
For more information, contact Academic Affairs at (203) 392-5350.