Students who excel academically and are interested in giving back to their campus and community are urged to apply to join Mortar Board, Chimes or Helvetia, three prestigious honoraries at West Virginia University! Mortar Board is a national honorary for senior students, and Helvetia and Chimes are unique to West Virginia University and are for sophomores and junior students respectively. Please visit http://honoraries.wvu.edu/ for more information.
Selection is based on how students have stood out thus far in their college career with criteria including a combination of academics, honors and awards, campus activities, leadership, community service, and contributions to the field of study. To be considered, students must have at least a 3.3 GPA for Helvetia and Chimes and a 3.4 GPA for Mortar Board. Students inducted into these honoraries will be recognized during the University’s annual Week of Honors activities in April.
Please note when determining which honorary you should apply to: only college credit earned after graduation from high school will be considered in calculating these hours; transfer credit earned after high school will also count. AP credit or other credit earned during high school does not count toward your credit total for purposes of the honoraries.
Current “juniors” (defined as those with 89 or more credits by the end of the Spring 2016 semester, and a graduation date of no earlier than December 2016) are invited to complete the Mortar Board application no later than Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by 11:59 pm by using the following links (note that the Mortar Board application includes an optional letter of reference):
Current “sophomores” (defined as those with 59-88 credits by the end of the Spring 2016 semester) are invited to complete the Chimes application no later than Friday, February 12, 2016 by 5:00 pm by using the following link:
Current “freshmen” (defined as those with 29-58 credits by the end of the Spring 2016 semester) are invited to complete the Helvetia application no later than Friday, February 12, 2016 by 5:00 pm by using the following link:
Please contact individual honoraries with questions. Contact information is found at http://honoraries.wvu.edu/.