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Awards Day Program

Awards Day Program

Each April Shaw University celebrates the academic success of its students during the annual Awards Day program.  Students are recognized for their academic averages, initiation into honor societies, and scholarship receipt.


Criteria

Shaw University students are eligible for academic awards if they meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in the fall semester (at least 12 hours), and
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 at the end of the fall 2010 semester.
  • (Cumulative GPAs which qualify students for awards and the students’ names as listed in this program and on certificates or awards are officially verified by the Registrar’s office.)
    • The Gold Pin is awarded to students whose cumulative GPA is 3.75 to 4.00.
    • The Silver Pin is awarded to students whose cumulative GPA is 3.50 to 3.74.
    • The Bronze Pin is awarded to students whose cumulative GPA is 3.25 to 3.49.
    • The Honor Pin is awarded to students whose cumulative GPA is 3.00 to 3.24.
    • The President's List is composed of full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 4.00 as of the fall semester.
    • The Dean’s List is composed of full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00-3.99 as of the fall semester.
     

Bachelor’s degrees with Latin honors are awarded to undergraduate students who have earned 50 or more semester hours in residence at Shaw University, in accordance with the following scale:  3.75-4.00, summa cum laude; 3.50-3.74, magna cum laude; and 3.25-3.49, cum laude.  Graduates will be presented with honor cords at the graduation rehearsal.

The Alpha Chi Honor Society is coeducational academic honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students. It is for students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.25 and above who have earned at least 60 credit hours.

The Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society is for students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.50 and above who have earned at least 60 credit hours at Shaw University or 45 hours if a transfer student.

The Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society is for outstanding students in the natural sciences.  A chapter functions under the guidance of the area of mathematics and sciences.  Membership is based upon scholastic achievement in the sciences.

The Phi Alpha Honor Society’s goal is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals.  Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. 


Awards Day Programs

The Awards Day programs from 2005 to 2012 are now available in PDF format!  If you did not get a program, or want to look for recognition you may have received, these are now available for your use. (Please note that Awards Day was not held in 2011 due to the tornado and immediate closing of the University thereafter.)


Latin Honors at Graduation

Bachelor’s degrees with Latin honors are awarded to undergraduate students who have earned 50 or more semester hours in residence at Shaw University, in accordance with the following scale: 

  • 3.75-4.00, summa cum laude (meaning "with highest honor"); garnet cords are given to summa cum laude graduates. 
  • 3.50-3.74, magna cum laude (meaning "with great honor"); these graduates receive red cords.
  • 3.25-3.49, cum laude  (meaning "with honor"); these graduates receive gold cords.

Graduates will be presented with honor cords at the graduation rehearsal.