Academic Honors & Awards

Mount St. Joseph University offers a number of prestigious awards and honors to students to recognize outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, athletics, and service to the University, community and church. Student award recipients are recognized at the annual honors convocation and at the commencement ceremony.

Dean’s List: Any undergraduate student carrying 6 hours or more of course work for a letter grade (excluding "P/F" courses) and whose grade point average for a semester is 3.50 or above is placed on the Dean’s List. Recognition is based on completion of all courses by the end of a given semester. An incomplete (I) or satisfactory progress (SP) grade preclude such recognition. Dean’s List is noted on the student’s academic record after fall and spring semester only.

Graduation Honors

For information regarding graduation honors, see academic policies for graduation.

Honor Societies

Membership in Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Honor Society of Catholic Colleges, is awarded annually to a maximum of 10 percent of the baccalaureate graduating class. Students eligible for the award must have graduation  honors (based on the grade point average and residency requirement for honors), must have been outstanding in service and leadership and must have met current qualifications as specified by Kappa Gamma Pi.

Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, admits college juniors and seniors of superior scholastic standing who rank in the upper 10 percent of their classes. Members represent all academic disciplines. The society’s purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among students and to honor those achieving such distinction. 

Chi Alpha Sigma, is the first national scholar-athlete society to honor those collegiate student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic completion.  Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college students who receive a varsity letter in their sport while earning the required cumulative grade point average and residency requirement.

Kappa Gamma Pi, and Alpha Chi, and Chi Alpha Sigma honors are noted in the commencement program.

Refer to the individual academic departments for discipline specific honor societies.