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ASU National Society of Collegiate
Scholars chapter wins national award
September 24, 2010
-- Washington, D.C. – The Arkansas State University chapter of The
National Society of Collegiate Scholars was awarded Bronze STAR Status
at NSCS’ 2010 Leadership Summit.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization
for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores with more than 240
student-run chapters at universities across the country.
STAR status is determined by chapter program success, community service,
member engagement and on-campus involvement. Chapters are also required
to hold an induction ceremony for new members each term. NSCS chapters
can attain one of four STAR award levels bronze, silver, gold and
platinum. Each level is determined based on the quantity and quality of
events a chapter holds throughout the year.
Members worked diligently during the year to execute and improve
long-standing NSCS programs such as PACE (Planning to Achieve Collegiate
Excellence), a mentoring program for middle and high school students and
I Stand for Integrity Week, a week dedicated to supporting NSCS’
Other requirements to attain the silver STAR award include holding an
induction ceremony for new members, creating an on-campus membership
recruitment campaign and sending at least one member to last year’s NSCS
For the NSCS chapter on Arkansas State University campus, the reward of
attaining bronze STAR status is second only to the impact it has had on
the community and the bonds it has strengthened between members.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) <http://www.nscs.org/>
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 more than 270
chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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