2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) 
    Sep 21, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Awards and Honors

(SCU Policy 5.6)

The Registrar shall review the academic records of all candidates for graduation and submit a report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, which will include the grade point average standings for members of the graduating class and identifies those graduating Summa Cum Laude (3.7 and above), Magna Cum Laude (3.5 - 3.69) and Cum Laude (3.3 - 3.49). Graduating students with a final grade point average of 3.0 or higher shall be eligible for the Dean’s List. Doctor of Chiropractic students whose cumulative grade point average for each term is at least 3.0 shall be selected for admission to the Delta Sigma Honorary Society.

Notification and special recognition by the Vice President for Academic Affairs will also be given to the students graduating with the highest cumulative grade point average (cGPA) above a 3.8 toward each academic degree. These students will be named Valedictorian and will be permitted to deliver a brief preapproved address during the graduation ceremony. In addition, recognition will also be awarded to the students graduating from each academic degree program with the second highest cGPA above 3.8. These students will be named Salutatorian and will be recognized from the platform during the graduation ceremony.