Recognition of Academic Excellence

President's List

Calhoun publishes a President's List at the end of each semester. The President's List contains the names of all students carrying 12 or more semester hours who have earned a grade point average of 4.00. Developmental courses will not count toward minimum course load requirement for academic recognition.

Dean's List

Calhoun publishes a Dean's List at the end of each semester. The Dean's List contains the names of all students carrying 12 or more semester hours who have earned a grade point average of 3.50 through 3.99 and who have made no grade below a"C." Developmental courses will not count toward minimum course load requirement for academic recognition. The GPA is figured by semester, and the Dean's List is not based on the student's cumulative GPA.

Phi Theta Kappa

Calhoun students who are enrolled in at least one course after the drop/add period ends each semester and who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 12 semester hours creditable toward a two-year degree are invited to join the Sigma Lambda Chapter of PhiTheta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two- year colleges. Members must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to retain membership. Phi Theta Kappa members may qualify for numerous scholarships to four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. Phi Theta Kappa members are authorized to wear the prestigious gold membership pin after induction, and the distinctive gold tassel, honors stole and double honor cords at the Calhoun graduation ceremony. A graduating member will have the PhiTheta Kappa gold seal affixed to the awarded degree. The academic transcript of a member displays the Phi Theta Kappa designation. Membership in the organization is considered to be an asset on an employment resume.

Sigma Kappa Delta

Sigma Kappa Delta is the English Honor Society for two-year colleges. Sigma Kappa Delta national headquarters is located at Calhoun Community College. The society strives to:

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English Language and Literature in undergraduate studies;
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; and
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence and serve society by fostering literacy.

Sigma Kappa Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies. Our parent organization, Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, is the proud sponsor of the National English Honor Society (NEHS). NEHS, a program of Sigma Tau Delta, serves students and faculty who share a commitment to excellence in English Language Arts.

Calhoun students must meet the following criteria for membership:

  • Have completed a minimum of one college-level English Language (composition) or literature course at 100 level or above with a "B" average or better;
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours or the equivalent quarter hours of college credit; and
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.