Central State University Honors Day


Above and Beyond in the Pursuit of Excellence


Central State University honors students with grade point averages of 3.2 or above during its annual Honors Day Convocation. Honors Day recognizes full-time students who have attained high scholastic standing.


The Honors Categories are as follows:

  1. The Class Scholar award goes to the highest-ranking student in each class. When more than one student shares the highest grade point average, the award is presented to the student who has earned the greatest number quality points. The graduating senior with the highest grade point average is designated as the Senior Class Scholar.
  2. Gold Cord Honors are awarded to graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and above with “C” or better grades.
  3. College Honors are awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and above.
  4. Class Honors are awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 to 3.49.
  5. The Central State University Board of Trustees awards a Certificate of Congratulations to every senior graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and above.


Senior Transfer Students are eligible for honors if they have earned at least 24 semester hours at Central State University and if their transfer credits also meet the required standards.


The 2019 Top Scholars:


Honors Organizations
Central State has the following Honors Organizations. They are: