Friday, September 24, 2010
University of West Georgia’s chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) chapter has achieved the gold award.
The University of West Georgia chapter was awarded gold STAR status at the NSCS Leadership Summit.
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. The University of West Georgia NSCS chapter was founded in 2002.
For Sherice Evans, the NSCS national staff representative who works with University of West Georgia’s chapter officers, the award comes as no surprise.
“The members of University of West Georgia’s chapter are amazing,” said Sherice Evans. “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 the President of University of West Georgia to commemorate attaining gold status.
For the NSCS chapter on University of West Georgia’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.
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 and 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.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) 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. NSCS has more than 750,000 members and 270 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.