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Distinctions and Awards

In addition to election to honor societies, the University gives recognition to students for scholarly achievement in the following ways:

The Antonian Scholars Honors Program offers students of superior ability and motivation an opportunity to study and work with one another and with faculty mentors in a specially designed program of liberal arts studies.  To graduate as an Antonian Scholar, a baccalaureate student successfully completes four interdisciplinary honors seminars (or a combination of at least two seminars and at most two pre-approved equivalents) and an independently researched senior honors project guided by a faculty director.  She also maintains a 3.5 overall grade point average.  The goal of the program is to give women opportunities to build intellectually stimulating and supportive relationships with peers and faculty.  In addition to the academic program, Honors students enjoy social and cultural activities in their own student organization, and many choose to assume roles in campus leadership.

Among the privileges of membership are inter-disciplinary honors sections of classes that count toward the liberal arts core requirements, priority registration, access to the Honors Hub private meeting and study area in Coeur de Catherine, the opportunity to reside with other Antonian Scholars on campus, honors sections of the Reflective Woman and Global Search for Justice, and assistance in application both for graduate school and for generous national or international scholarships.  At her commencement, every Antonian Scholar who completes the program is publicly recognized and given a special diploma.  Her senior project is published digitally.

First-year students and sophomores in the baccalaureate program who have achieved a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for membership in the program.  Some high-achieving first-year students are invited to become Antonian Scholars based chiefly on high school standing and admission test scores.  Other applicants submit two faculty recommendations and an application form, including a short personal essay.  A faculty committee charged with oversight of the Antonian Scholars determines membership in the program.  For further information, contact the Honors Program Co-coordinator.

The Dean's List gives recognition to those day students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.667 or above in a semester while taking at least three full courses (12 credits) for letter (A-F) grades.

The Dean's List gives recognition to Evening/Weekend/Online Program students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.667 or above in a term while taking at least two full courses (eight credits) for letter (A-F) grades.

The Dean's List is assembled after the deadline for submission of final term grades. Students with incomplete grades may not be considered for the Dean's List during the term in which the incomplete is given.

Contact the Office of Academic Affairs with questions about the Dean's List.

Departmental honors aim to provide intensive study and opportunity for original work in the student's major field. Departmental honors are awarded by the major department according to specific departmental criteria. 

Each year, deserving students are selected for University honors and awards or inducted into honor societies.

Abigail Quigley McCarthy Awards
Thomas More Awards

Founders Legacy Award


  • Antonian Scholars
  • Dean of Students Award
  • Francis T. McCahill Athlete of the Year
  • Joseph Miesler Memorial Award
  • Mary Alice Muellerleile Student Leadership Award
  • Mary E. McCahill Award
  • Mother Antonia McHugh Award
  • Re-Entry Adult Program Leadership Award
  • Sister Alberta Huber Leadership Award
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges


  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theater)
  • Beta Beta Beta (Biology)
  • Delta Mu Delta (Business Administration)
  • Delta Phi Delta (Art)
  • Delta Phi Lambda (Writing)
  • Iota Sigma Pi (Chemistry)
  • Kappa Gamma Pi (Scholarship/Leadership/Service)
  • Kappa Omicron Nu (Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences)
  • Lambda Beta Society (Respiratory Care)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies)
  • Mu Phi Epsilon (Music)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
  • Phi Alpha (Social Work)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts)
  • Pi Delta Phi (French)
  • Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)
  • Pi Lambda Theta (Education)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon (Business Administration)
  • Pi Theta Epsilon (Occupational Therapy)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
  • Theta Alpha Kappa (Theology)

Latin Honors are awarded to eligible students earning their first baccalaureate degree. To be considered for Latin Honors students must complete a minimum of 64 credits in residence at St. Catherine University. Latin honors are awarded upon completion of all graduation requirements with the following overall (resident and transfer courses combined) cumulative grade point average:

  • for graduation cum laude, a GPA of 3.667
  • for graduation magna cum laude, a GPA of 3.8
  • for graduation summa cum laude, a GPA of 3.9

The honors awarded are noted on your transcript and in the program at commencement. Predicted eligibility for Latin honors is determined approximately six weeks prior to commencement; actual eligibility is based on your final GPA.

Contact the Office of Academic Affairs with questions about Latin honors.