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Student Community Blog Fall 2011

by South University
October 3, 2011

South University Online Programs welcomes its students to join several honorary societies and professional organizations.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Recently, 285 students were inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at South University Online Programs. NSCS recognizes scholarship, leadership, and service.

The South University Online Programs chapter began in September, 2010. Now with more than 500 members, this virtual chapter has distinguished itself from the beginning among the best of campus honor organizations, providing life-time opportunities for success.

Undergraduate candidates must successfully complete credits equivalent to a minimum of one term of full time study, but no more than half the number required for completion of the bachelor's degree requirements. Students must be in their first or second year of study when they apply. In addition, students must achieve at least a 3.4 GPA and be in the top 20% of their class. Students can join by being invited through the mail or use a self-nomination form that is located in the group on Connections.

Sigma Beta Delta
Founded in 1986, Sigma Beta Delta encourages and recognizes scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration. It encourages and promotes personal and professional improvement. Sigma Beta Delta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Candidates for bachelor's and master's degrees may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which they are enrolled. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Applications are located on Connections and will be accepted until October 14, 2011. An online induction ceremony will follow. The next application period will be in January.

Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America (SVA) member chapters are student groups that have formed on college and university campuses to provide peer-to-peer networks for veterans who are attending those schools. These groups coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education. Each local group plays a critical role in ensuring that every veteran is successful after their service. Students may join the group on Connections at any time. Scholarship opportunities are available this fall – the deadline is October 15th.

National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Founded in 1984, NTHS lifts up students, advances excellence in career and technical education, and raises the bar for student achievement. To qualify for this society, students must have a 3.0 GPA or better and must have completed at least 12 credits; submit a completed application to the Office of Student Community along with the $25 lifetime dues. Applications are located on Connections and will be accepted until October 14, 2011. An online induction ceremony will follow. The next application period will be in January.

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