Academic Honors

Phi Alpha Theta

A national honor society in history. Students who meet the criteria are invited to join.

Phi Beta Kappa

The Theta of California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Scripps College in 1962. Seniors are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing and regulations for eligibility established by the chapter and the national society.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Sigma Delta Pi

Scripps College is a member of The Claremont Colleges chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, honorary Spanish society. Juniors and seniors are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing and regulations for eligibility established by the chapter and the national society.

Sigma Xi

The Claremont Colleges Club of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, elects seniors to associate membership in the national society on the basis of outstanding aptitude for scientific research and achievement in science.

Theta Alpha Kappa

Scripps College is a member of The Claremont Colleges chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for Religious Studies/Theology. Students are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing and regulations for eligibility established by the national society.

Tau Beta Pi

Founded in 1885, Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. Seniors are elected to membership on the basis of their outstanding work in engineering.

Dean’s List

The Dean’s List is published at the end of each semester and consists of names of those students who have achieved a grade point average of 11 (A-) or better while taking a four-course load at The Claremont Colleges. Normally, all four courses must be graded with letter grades. However, an exception is made if the student is enrolled in a course which is only offered on a pass/fail basis.

Latin Honors

Latin Honors are awarded at graduation based on the following criteria:

GPA
Summa Cum Laude 11.7-12.0
Magna Cum Laude 11.4-11.69
Cum Laude 10.7-11.39

October and January graduates are included in the selection process for the following May’s graduating class.

Last updated: August 11, 2009