Student Recognition and Honors

College Honors Institute

The College Honors Institute (CHI) at CHC strives to provide highly motivated students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements the opportunity to:

  • Pursue their individual scholarly interests
  • Participate in an intellectual community of students with a shared purpose of advancing scholarship
  • Interact with a dynamic cadre of professors interested in enriching students’ academic experience

As a result of the college’s membership in the Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC), students participating in the College Honors Institute have opportunities for priority admission and scholarship consideration at four-year institutions including UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona, University of San Diego, CSU Long Beach, La Sierra University, UC Berkeley and Chapman University.

Admission to the College Honors Institute is open to new students provide evidence of high school GPA of 3.25 or higher and current students who have completed 12 transfer-applicable units with a cumulative GPA 3.25 or higher in all transferrable work. Eligibility for ENGL 101 and transfer-level mathematics is also required.

Students who complete the College Honors Institute will receive a certificate of completion and are presented a purple sash to be worn at commencement. To complete the program, a student must complete a minimum of 15 semester units of honors courses with a grade of “A” or “B”; have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher; and complete a minimum of 15 hours of an approved community service.

Students enrolling in honors courses will complete the standard course requirements for the course as well as honors requirements. Completion of honors courses will be designated on the student’s transcript with an “H.” Most courses have been accepted by the University of California and California State University system and can be used to satisfy general education requirements. Honors courses currently offered include:

For a complete description of these courses, refer to the specific department listing in this catalog.

For more information about the College Honors Institute, contact Jennifer Floerke , CHI Coordinator at (909) 389-3500 or email, or visit

Academic Recognition Programs

Scholastic achievement, leadership, service, and character are recognized by Crafton Hills College through a variety of honors and awards.

Honor Lists

Two scholastic honor lists are prepared twice each year, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recognition is based on GPA earned during the individual semester as opposed to cumulative GPA. Only units earned at Crafton Hills College will be used in calculating a student’s GPA for the Dean’s List and Honors List.

Dean’s List: Students who complete a semester completing 12 or more units who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Honors List: Students who complete a semester completing 6 – 11.9 units who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Graduating with Honors

Students graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above at the end of the term in which they have applied for graduation are recognized as graduating with honors. These students will have a notation added to their transcript indicating such and are presented with a gold sash to be worn at Commencement.

Graduating with Honors: Students who graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.99.

Graduating with Highest Honors: Students who graduate with a cumulative GPA of 4.0.

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Students who are first semester college students with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher; a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation; or who has completed 12 units with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may join Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS). Students who meet the membership requirement may apply for local and state AGS scholarships. Students may apply for permanent membership in AGS. Graduating members of AGS are presented with green and/or gold cords to be worn at Commencement. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Life (SSC-107).