National Society of Collegiate Scholars

In September 2010, Jones International University® (JIU®) founded its very first honor’s society: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars® (NSCS®). We look forward to building a successful chapter at JIU and welcome you to learn more about becoming our newest member! 

What is NSCS?

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an interdisciplinary honors organization founded on building a strong student community which values integrity, service and leadership. The NSCS mission coincides with JIU’s values and learning philosophy: to help students achieve their educational goals, lead richer lives and shape the future of their organizations and communities, all while emanating quality and integrity throughout one’s journey.

NSCS is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Also, NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first-and second-year college students.

Why Join NSCS?

Not only does NSCS membership provide a rewarding opportunity to recognize your academic achievements, it offers you a leadership training ground and a variety of opportunities for scholarships, career resources, networking, community service projects and partner discounts!

How Do I Become a Member of the JIU Chapter?

Membership is by invitation only; qualifications are based on academic achievement and class standing. NSCS will invite qualified students to join the JIU Chapter in the fall and spring of each year. Qualified students include undergraduates in their freshman and sophomore year who have completed fewer than between 12-60 credit hours of academic coursework and hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 or higher.

What Kind of Opportunities Are There for Leadership Development?

The Chapter’s Officer Board is appointed each fall to a one-year term. Officer positions include the Chapter President, Executive President, Vice President of Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE), Vice President of Membership and Public Relations, Vice President of Community Service, Secretary and Treasurer.

In addition to the Chapter’s Officer Board, there are NSCS-sponsored events and programs that encourage leadership development throughout the year. Some of those opportunities to develop your leadership skills include, but are not limited to:

  • NSCS conferences
  • Professional development webinars and seminars
  • The PACE program
  • Community service projects organized by the Chapter

To learn more about our upcoming events and the extraordinary opportunities NSCS can provide throughout your tenure as a JIU student: