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Awards / Honors

Collegiate Scholars receive gold status

October 2, 2010

Colorado State University's chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter was awarded the gold star status at the NSCS Leadership Summit.

Colorado State stands out among 270 chapters

In order to be invited to join NSCS, freshmen and sophomores must be within the top 20 percent of their class.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores with more than 270 student-run chapters at universities across the country.

'Above and beyond...'

For Thomas Locke, the NSCS national staff representative who works with Colorado State University's chapter officers, the award comes as no surprise. "The members of Colorado State University's chapter are amazing," said Locke.

"They have gone above and beyond by creating innovative programs and expanding and improving existing programs and have provided an exceptional experience for their members. They have truly embraced the ideals of NSCS."

The chapter's officers accepted the award on behalf of the officers, chapter advisor, and members. The chapter will also receive a $250 Chapter Scholarship and letter to President Tony Frank to commemorate attaining gold status.

For the NSCS chapter on CSU's campus, the reward of attaining gold status is second only to the impact it has had on the community and the bonds it has strengthened between chapter members.

"I think that when students start seeing our name and hearing about us doing amazing things, such as receiving the gold award, they are going to be more excited to take advantage of NSCS opportunities and everything that we have to offer," said CSU Chapter President Jessica Mitchell.

Gold status requirements

To attain gold status, chapters are required to

  • hold an induction ceremony for new members
  • create a student mentoring program
  • hold campus-wide events to support NSCS' integrity initiative
  • create an on-campus membership recruitment campaign
  • engage a campus office in a chapter event

NSCS chapters can attain one of four star status levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level is determined based on the quantity and quality of events a chapter held the previous year.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities.