Awards, Honors & Honors Programs
The bachelor’s degree, awarded at commencement to students who have successfully completed a prescribed program of study toward the degree, will be qualified “with honor” in the case of students who have achieved a high average by the end of their course of study at the College as follows:
- Students who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.500 - 3.699 in all subjects by the end of their course of study will be awarded the bachelor’s degree cum laude.
- Students who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.700 - 3.849 in all subjects by the end of their course of study will be awarded the bachelor’s degree magna cum laude.
- Students who have achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.850 - 4.000 in all subjects by the end of their course of study will be awarded the bachelor’s degree summa cum laude.
- Students who have completed all of the Integral Honors Program requirements and earned an Integral Honors degree will have achieved the highest academic distinction conferred by the College.
Transfer students who have completed 60 credit hours at Le Moyne are eligible for degree honors at graduation.
Awarding of honors is determined by a student’s cumulative G.P.A. as of the date of graduation and is unaffected by courses taken subsequently to the granting of a degree.
In order to qualify for the Dean’s List in a given semester, a student must be registered as a full-time student for the semester and have achieved a semester G.P.A. of 3.500 or higher. In addition, the student must have received grade points for at least nine credit hours of coursework during the semester. No grade points are associated with the grade of HP, P or W.
Part-time matriculated students will qualify for the Dean’s List in a given academic year if they have achieved an academic G.P.A. over the fall and spring semesters of 3.500 or higher. In addition, the student must have received grade points for at least 12 credit hours of course work during the academic year with no more than one grade of W. No grade points are associated with the grade of HP, P or W.
The following medals and awards are presented to seniors at the Honors Convocation:
- The Frank and Margaret Ahrens Memorial Medal in General Business
- The American Institute of Chemists Student Medal Award
- The Physics Program Medal for Outstanding Performance in Physics
- The Angela Bortoloni Award for Community Service
- The Brine Medal in Chemistry or Biochemistry
- The Marie Arnold Chapin Medal in Biology
- The Bishop Thomas J. Costello D.D., Medal
- The Department of Foreign Languages Medal
- The Department of Psychology Medal
- The Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (1881-1955) Award in Anthropology
- The Gregory J. Derschug, S. J., Medal in Sociology
- The Edward Eagan Medal in the Arts
- The Rev. James C. Finlay, S.J. Award for Integral Honors
- The Eugene J. Fitzmartin Medal in English
- The Bishop Foery Medal in Religious Studies
- The Thomas R. Hogan Award in Communications
- The Father John P. Lahey Award in Writing
- The Msgr. Daniel E. Lawler Medal for Community Service
- The Leadership Experience for Activism Program Scholar
- The Catherine and William Lynn Education Medal
- The Loyola Medal Award
- The Leon J. Maltby Medal in Mathematics
- The Leonard P. Markert Medal in Philosophy
- The Gene McCarthy Award in Theatre Studies
- The Suzanne V. McClusky Medal in History
- The Francis and Martha McElroy Medal in Business
- The Medal for Scholarly Regional and Urban Applied Research
- The H. Paul Nelligan Medal in Pure Science
- The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award
- The Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship Award in the Social Sciences
- The Joseph J. Pietrafesa Award
- The Maurice W. Powers Medal in Accounting
- The Lee-Anne Scaccia-Cruz Award for Excellence in Gender and Women’s Studies
- The Elizabeth Schlaerth Memorial Medal in History
- The Service Award from the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling
- The W. S. Smith Memorial Award of the Institute of Internal Auditors
- The Syracuse Chapter of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants Joseph J. Eron Certificate of Merit
- The Syracuse Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants Award
- The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award in Economics
- The Judith L. Zunic Award for Outstanding Adult Learner
- The M. Janice Nelson Award in Nursing
- The Robert and Doris Bacorn Award for Service and Leadership in Nursing
- The Patrick J. Keane Medal
- The Rachel L. Carson Medal for the Environment
- The Michael D. Madden Award in Management
- The Salwa Ammar Award in Leadership
The awards and medals listed here are presented annually at special awards convocations:
- The John W. Bush Memorial Award for the Best Paper in Historiography
- The Bishop David F. Cunningham Medal in Junior Liberal Arts
- The Dermody Burke and Brown Scholarship at Le Moyne College
- The Myrtle G. Derschug Medal in Freshman Social Science
- The T. Frank Dolan Jr. Medal in Freshman Liberal Arts
- The Family of T. Frank Dolan Jr. Medal in Sophomore Pure Science
- The Msgr. David J. Dooling Medal in Junior Social Science
- The Richard W. Egan Memorial Medal in Junior Business Administration
- The Anne J. Endries Medal in Sophomore Accounting
- The Susan E. Henninger Medal in Freshman Pure Science
- The Highest Achievement in the Undeclared Category for First-year Students
- The Highest Average in the Undeclared Category for Sophomore Year
- The James E. Kenney Alumni Award in Junior Economics
- The William R. Lukacs Medal in Mathematics
- The Marnie A. McCluskey Medal in Sophomore Social Science
- The Msgr. Charles F. McEvoy Medal in Sophomore Liberal Arts
- The Edward M. O’Donnell Medal in Freshman Business Administration
- The Pasquale J. Paglia Prize for Excellence in Romance Languages
- The James M. Phillips Medal in Freshman Accounting
- The Medal for Scholarly Regional and Urban Applied Research
- The Vincent J. Smith Medal in Sophomore Business Administration
- The William F. J. Ryan Medal in Junior Pure Science
- The Cecilia F. Mulvey Award
- The Robert J. Dermody Medal in Junior Accounting
Some departments offer an honors degree to superior students who complete specified requirements in the major field. Department chairs invite qualified applicants to pursue this degree at an appropriate time in their academic program. Departmental honors thus provides a challenge for the student who excels in the major or for the transfer student who enters Le Moyne too late to participate in the Integral Honors Program.
College-wide standards apply, but each department supplements these with its own regulations. The interested student should seek information from his or her department chair.
Le Moyne has a chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit national honor society; Alpha Kappa Delta, the national honor society for sociologists; Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for students in continuing higher education; Beta Beta Beta, the national honor society in biology; Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society in business and accounting; Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society in education; Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics; Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history; Phi Sigma Tau, the national honor society in philosophy; Pi Gamma Mu, the national social science honor society; Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honor society in mathematics; Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society in political science; Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology; Tau Sigma, the national transfer student honor society; Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology; and Pi Epsilon, the national honor society for environmental sciences.