NSCS Honored with Silver STAR Status

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars recognized its Truman Chapter with Silver STAR status at its annual Convention Honor Gala Aug. 15 in Washington, D.C.

NSCS functions as an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. The student-run Truman chapter is one of more than 240 across the nation.  

Truman NSCS officers Kelvin Hodges and Rachel Schaefer traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the award and a $100 chapter scholarship which will help fund chapter programs for the upcoming academic year.

NSCS awards STAR status to chapters based on chapter program success, community service, member engagement and on-campus involvement. Chapters must also hold an induction ceremony for new members each semester. The status levels of bronze, silver, gold and platinum reflect the quantity and quality of chapter events.

On Truman’s campus, NSCS members worked to improve the organization’s long-standing programs such as “Planning for College Success,” a mentoring program for middle school students and “I Stand for Integrity Week,” a week that supports NSCS’ national integrity initiative. The Silver STAR status is the highest rank Truman’s chapter has received during its nearly ten years on campus.
In addition, the Truman chapter also held an induction ceremony for new members, created an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and sent chapter officers Hodges and Schaefer to attend NSCS’ leadership training summit.
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