RIC chapter of national scholars society receives honor

The Rhode Island College chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars was awarded Bronze STAR status at the NSCS annual Convention Honor Gala on August 15, in Washington, D.C.
The NSCS is an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores with more than 240 student-run chapters at universities across the country. RIC’s NSCS chapter was founded in 2006.

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 status levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each stage is determined based on the level of commitment to the programs and activities listed above.

Requirements to attain bronze status include holding an induction ceremony for new members, creating an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and having at least one officer attend the NSCS leadership-training summit.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (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 625,000 members and 235 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.