Honors Day, Scholarships and RSO's

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Honors Day

Each spring semester an Honors Day Recognition Ceremony is held for students exhibiting high achievement.  Qualification for recognition is determined at the end of the third week of the spring semester. Recognition at that time will be accorded to a full- or part-time student who has (1) attained an undergraduate grade point average at SIU Carbondale of 3.50 or better and, if applicable, a 3.50 average or better in all undergraduate work (including transfer credit) recognized by SIU Carbondale; and (2) reached the benchmarks of 12, 45, 75, or 105 credit hours of coursework. Such an honors student will be invited by the University to the next regularly scheduled Honors Day ceremony. An institution wide recognition event will take place, as well as each academic unit scheduling its own ceremony. Each honors student is recognized individually on Honors Day. –Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015, page 43.

For more information on Honors Day, visit the University Events and Protocol Honors Day page.


Please apply for Scholarships by completing the General Application in the Saluki Scholarship Portal. Application deadlines and further information on these scholarships below can be found in the portal.

Student Organizations

For more information about Student Organizations, please contact the individual program.

Africana Studies (formerly Black American Studies)

  • Africana Studies Club: for students who have declared Africana Studies major or minor


  • Anthropology Association: Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Lambda Alpha Delta Chapter: Anthropology Honor Society
  • Anthropology Graduate Student Association


  • Sigma Tau Delta: Undergraduate Student Honors Organization
  • English Club

Languages, Cultures, and International Trade

  • ASL Club
  • American Sign Language Honor Society
  • Chinese Club
  • Classics Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs/Tables: Clubs and/or language tables are available for all the languages taught by the department. These are open to students across campus who are interested in conversing in a foreign language.
  • Foreign Language and International Trade (FLIT) Club
  • Sigma Delta Pi: National Spanish Honor Society
  • Spanish Cine Club


  • Phi Alpha Theta: International Honor Society in History
  • History Club


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  • Student Linguistics Association (SLing): Open to graduates or undergraduates


  • Graduate Student Union
  • The Philosophical Society (Club): Open to undergraduates and graduates

Political Science

  • Public Administration Students Organization (PASO)
  • Pre-Law Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • SIU Mock Trial


  • Alpha Kappa Delta: National Sociology Honor Society
  • Sociology Honors Program: Open to undergraduates and graduates
  • Sociology Club: Open to undergraduates and graduates

Communication Studies

  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA): One of about 100 student chapters in the nation
  • Speech Communication Organization (SCO): Open to graduate students in Speech
  • Debate: The award-winning Saluki debate team is a member of the nation's largest debate organization (CEDA).
  • Pyramid Public Relations: Student PR agency
  • Communication Career Council (C3)
  • National Millenial and Gen Z Community