College of Arts & Sciences

Modern and Classical Languages

Italian Honors Society

Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society

Gamma Kappa Alpha is the only Italian honor society in North America and has over fifty chapters. The society was formed to acknowledge superior scholastic performance in the field of Italian language, literature and culture. It encourages a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Italian culture, art, and history.  Students majoring or minoring in Italian, who distinguish themselves for their outstanding performance in Italian are eligible for induction in the honor society at the end of their undergraduate career. Click here for further information and an application form.  Additionally, the society recognizes outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the field of Italian by annually granting the Gamma Kappa Alpha Award for Scholarship. Each April Italian majors and minors may submit their original essays for consideration. For further information, contact Dr. Grimes.

Departmental Honors:

Students may enroll in Departmental Honors, which is awarded upon successful completion of a two-semester honors level research project. These two courses may be counted toward the eight course Honors requirement. Students with a 3.5 and above GPA may apply. For further information on the departmental honors program, visit the Honors website.

Students of an exceptional caliber may apply for the University Scholar designation.

See the Honors web page for further information on the honors program:
http://www.sju.edu/honors/