Honors & Honor Societies
In January, June and September the Academic Dean publishes the names of students who attained academic distinction the preceding term. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 with four graded courses (no pass/fail) and no incomplete grades at the close of the term achieve placement on the Dean's List. The records of students in designated IP (in progress) courses will be individually evaluated for honors. In order to be eligible for term honors, Graduate & Professional Program students must have been officially accepted into their degree program.
The national/international student honor societies present on campus are:
- Alpha Kappa Delta - sociology honor society
- Beta Beta Beta - biology honor society
- Omnicrom Delta Kappa - leadership honor society
- Phi Alpha Theta - national honor society in history
- Phi Beta Delta - international scholars honor society
- Pi Lambda Theta - education honor society
- Pi Sigma Alpha - political science honor society
- Psi Chi - psychology honor society
- Sigma Beta Delta - management honor society
- Sigma Iota Rho – international studies honor society
- Sigma Tau Delta - english honor society
- Sigma Xi - chemistry honor society
- Theta Alpha Kappa - theology and religious studies honor society
Latin Honors — cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude — are awarded at graduation to bachelor's degree candidates who have achieved high scholastic performance and have competed at least 64 credits at Emmanuel College. Latin Honors are awarded based on a percentage of the graduating class of Arts & Science students as listed below:
Latin Honors % of Graduates
- Summa cum laude: 4.5
- Magna cum laude: The next 9.5
- Cum laude: The next 15.0
Kappa Gamma Pi
Arts and Sciences students graduating from Emmanuel College who are within the top 10 percent of their class are eligible for Kappa Gamma Pi, the national honor society organized in 1927 for graduates of Catholic colleges in the United States.
Distinction in the Field of Concentration
Students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 in major courses and who fully complete a significant senior project, determined in consultation with the department, may graduate with distinction in the field of concentration.
Distinction in the Field of Individualized Majors
To receive distinction, a student completing an individualized major must earn a 3.5 average in all of the courses in the major program and complete a significant senior project, determined in consultation with the advisor. The project may be completed as part of a capstone course or culminating experience. The project must be approved for distinction by two faculty members representing different academic disciplines within the individualized major. Transfer students' qualification for honors is based on the grade point average achieved at Emmanuel College.
Sister Marie Barry Scholars
In November 1988, Emmanuel College announced the establishment of the Sister Marie Barry Scholars. Sister Marie Barry was the President of Emmanuel College from 1969 to 1975 and she welcomed the first group of adult students to Emmanuel College in September of 1974. Nursing and Health Care Administration students who have completed two graded courses during a term with a grade point average of 3.5 or better (no pass/fail) and no grades of incomplete are honored with the title of Sister Marie Barry Scholar.
Emmanuel College Advancement Program students who have completed three graded courses (no pass/fail) during a term with a grade point average of 3.5 or better and no incomplete grades at the close of the term are honored with the title of ECAP Scholar. In order to be eligible, ECAP students must have been officially accepted into their degree program.