NSCS at ISU attains ‘Gold Star’

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter at Indiana State University, an honor society for freshmen and sophomores, has been recognized as a Gold Star Chapter for the 2020-21 academic year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

A letter from NSCS stated, “The achievement of Gold Star Status is highly coveted among our 320 chapters throughout the country. All Gold Star Chapters were leaders in implementing engaging, virtual student-centered events on their campus and in their local community.”

The ISU Chapter engaged its members through virtual information sessions, social media, email, monthly chapter meetings, and an induction celebration. Students assisted with re-soiling and picking fruits and vegetables at the ISU Community Garden, and participated in a letter-writing campaign and The Longest Day fundraiser with the Alzheimer’s Association. The chapter partnered with the Career Center to host professional development events, provide study tips for finals week, and promote Integrity Week on social media. The group also co-hosted a trivia event with the Vigo County Public Library and Honors College for the 2021 Big Read, Station Eleven.

“The Chapter Advisors, Dr. Greg Bierly, Ms. Katie Lugar, [and Alex Correale-Otto], NSCS officers, members, and the entire community should take pride in the chapter’s accomplishments,” NSCS stated. “Their exceptional work is not only a credit to them as a chapter, but as students at Indiana State University, as well.”

NSCS is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies. Members of the ISU chapter must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.