Undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement at the Senior Brunch. At the brunch, students will also be awarded Honors Cords for achieving a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in accordance with our Latin Honors categories. The cords are part of the student’s academic regalia and should be worn at the commencement ceremony.
This achievement of Honors will be recorded on the student’s transcript and listed in the commencement program as well.
In order to qualify for graduation with honors, (the only honors other than the acknowledgement of completing the Keystone Honors Academy program to be announced at the commencement convocation), a student must have met the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Graduation Residency Requirement Procedure 2016-24. Credits earned in residency at Cheyney University can be accrued through any course, internship and/or field placement including student teaching in which a letter grade is assigned (A, B, C, or D) or a passing grade is ascribed. There are three scholastic honor categories.
To graduate with Latin Honors, a student must meet the below criteria:
- Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor): Blue and Gold Honor Cord awarded for a GPA of 3.75 to 4.0
- Magna Cum Laude (with high honor): Blue and Silver Honor Cord awarded for a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74,
- Cum Laude (with honor): Blue and White Honor Cord awarded for a GPA of 3.25 to 3.49
Students who have completed all requirements of the Keystone Honors Academy will receive an Honors Academy sash at a separate event. Eligible students will receive an invitation to attend this event.