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This page is intended to inform students of the University of New Mexico and university-wide honors conferred on students with outstanding academic records. Students should check with their individual departments and colleges for further information on departmental and college honors and awards. For applications and information, contact the Student Activities Center at (505) 277-4706, Student Union Building, room 1018.
This award is presented to outstanding seniors who have performed
well academically and made significant contributions to the campus
community through their outstanding leadership and involvement
in student organizations and activities. Nominations are solicited
in January with a deadline in mid February. Usually six to eight
students are recognized at the April Recognition Reception.
Applications are due each year in early November. Applicants are notified in January. The recipients are recognized for their co-curricular activity and leadership as well as for their contributions to the campus. There is a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement and juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Students will be honored at the annual Who's Who reception in February.
The Dean's list is based on a student's grade point average, and is designated by the individual colleges of the university. Students should check with their college for further information on departmental and college honors and awards.
Departmental honors program is available to qualified students
in many departments. Interested students should contact the chairperson
of their major department or the dean of the college regarding
the availability of a program. Usually, students enter a departmental
honors program in their junior year. Departmental honors confer
the status of cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude on
University Honors seminars are interdisciplinary and fulfill college group requirements. Seminars are open to undergraduate students in all disciplines and colleges. The program confers the status of cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude on graduating students. To receive these honors, students with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average must apply to the program and successfully complete the required amount of honors credit hours. University College Building, 277-4211.
There are numerous honorary chartered student organizations on campus, each requiring application. These include:
Phi Beta Kappa is an honor society for those seniors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and juniors with a 4.0 average after the fall semester of their junior year. Faculty review students for membership. For current information about the UNM Chapter, please go to the Phi Beta Kappa national website: http://www.pbk.org and click on chapters.
Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. Those elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi include the upper 7.5% of last-term juniors and the upper 10% of seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, and alumni. To get more information about UNM's Phi Kappa Phi chapter, go to their national website: http://www.phikappaphi.org/ and click on Members and then Chapter Directory.
Designations of cum laude (3.5-3.74), magna cum laude (3.75-3.89),
and summa cum laude (3.9-4.0) are awarded to UNM baccalaureate
level graduates who have earned at least 60 hours in residence
and the cumulative grade point averages listed in parentheses.
Honors designations will be printed on the diploma, the Commencement
program and the student's permanent record. Baccalaureate Honors
are automatically awarded. No application is necessary. Only first
candidates are eligible for graduation with honors.
This reception is held to honor students for excellence in academics, volunteerism, and leadership. A keynote speaker and refreshments highlight the program held every year in April. The reception is sponsored by the Student Activities Center and University of New Mexico Alumni Relations Office. The following awards are presented at the reception:
Student Activities Center, Student Union 1018, MSC03 2210
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