On October 15, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the induction of 86 students into the Honor Society of the School of General Studies at its fall 2018 Induction Ceremony in Faculty House.
October 19, 2018
The GS Honor Society, created in 1997 to celebrate the academic achievement of exceptional GS scholars, inducts students who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.8 in more than 30 points of academic coursework at Columbia University.
The ceremony opened with a welcome from Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch, followed by remarks from Dean of Academic Affairs Victoria Rosner.
Honor Society students continuously demonstrate the ability of untraditional students to thrive and succeed as part of a population of high-achieving Ivy League undergraduate students.
Among those inducted this spring are students enrolled in the School’s dual-degree programs with List College of Jewish Theological Seminary, Sciences Po, and the City University of Hong Kong, as well as students from countries all around the world, including Russia, Greece, China, Israel, France, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Georgia, Sweden, the Dominican Republic, Canada, and Morocco.
“Diversity is the hallmark of the GS student—diversity of age, experience, gender and sexual identity, national and ethnic origins, and every other axis of human definition. Some of our students are still in their teens, while others are decades older, and some are parents themselves, including students raising children with special needs while attending GS,” Dean Rosner said.
The chief aim of the GS Honor Society is to cultivate interaction among those committed to intellectual discovery and academic excellence. The only group of its kind at the university, the Society offers opportunities throughout the year for its student and alumni members to interact with one another, as well as with the faculty who enjoy working with such outstanding scholars.