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Honor Society

Special recognition is given to signatories for their extraordinary contributions – financial and in service – to the Climate Leadership Network through the Honor Society (formerly Leadership Level Dues). Just as students graduating “with honors” from our institutions increase not only their personal knowledge, they also contribute scholarship and service that benefits the entire community. Signatories in the Honor Society will receive increased recognition in the reporting platform and other vehicles throughout the year, as they will be supporting an inclusive and diverse network of campuses striving to implement climate action. 

Dues

Honor Society dues, which are any payment above the amount invoiced, are used to further the reach of the Climate Leadership Network, by funding new resources and initiatives, and by supporting dues for under-resourced schools. In the 2016-2017 academic year, leaders in the network allocated $35,000 for Honor Society dues. Please help grow the impact this year with your participation; select this option when submitting the annual dues invoice, or at any point in the year. Join them.

Honor Society Distinctions:

  • Valedictorian Signatory:  4 x Basic Dues or more
  • Summa Cum Laude Signatory:  3 x Basic Dues
  • Magna Cum Laude Signatory:  2 x Basic Dues
  • Cum Laude Signatory: Beyond Basic Dues and/or Network Service participation

Network Service

Starting in 2017, Honor Society recognition is also available through services that have demonstrated benefit to the institutions in the Climate Leadership Network, beyond the benefit to an individual campus meeting their commitment goals. These actions are designed to improve connectivity and scale success.

Activities:

  • Lead or host a one-day regional workshop on Commitment implementation.
  • Lead or host a presidential peer leadership meeting in connection with local government and planning bodies on climate solutions and resilience topics.
  • Create an implementation tool/application that is freely accessed by other signatories.

Implementation Liaisons should provide Second Nature staff updates as activities occur, as we will highlight and give recognition and help in spreading resources to the network. Institutions must be current in Fulfillment through regular and/or Honor Society dues payments and reporting to get this recognition.

If you would like to receive Honor Society recognition for network service or have any other questions about these activities please contact Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Climate Programs Director at 617-722-0036 or commitments@secondnature.org.

Honor Society Signatories

Thanks to the following institutions, the Climate Leadership Network is stronger and continues to flourish:

2017-2018 Academic Year

Valedictorian

Arizona State University

Magna Cum Laude

Ball State University

California State University – Northridge

Cum Laude

Allegheny College

California State University – Monterey Bay

Central Community College

Coppin State University

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Diego State University

University of Central Florida

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

University of Minnesota-Morris

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Network Service

University of New Hampshire: SIMAP

Ramapo College of New Jersey

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2016-2017 Academic Year

Valedictorian

Arizona State University

Maxima Cum Laude

Allegheny College
Ball State University
California State University, Northridge

Magna Cum Laude

Chatham University
Portland State University

Cum Laude

Central Community College
College of Lake County

Rochester Institute of Technology
Spelman College
University of Minnesota, Morris

2015-2016 Academic Year

Valedictorian

Arizona State University

Summa Cum Laude

California State University, Northridge

Maxima Cum Laude

Ball State University
Portland State University

Magna Cum Laude

Aquinas College
Frostburg State University
Rochester Institute of Technology

Cum Laude

Agnes Scott College
Central Community College
College of Lake County
Spelman College
University of Minnesota, Morris

2014-2015 Academic Year

Summa Cum Laude

Allegheny College
Arizona State University
Frostburg State University

Maxima Cum Laude

Ball State University
Northern Arizona University
Portland State University

Magna Cum Laude

Aquinas College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Maricopa Community College District
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Arizona
University of Maine

Cum Laude

Central Community College
College of Lake County
Spelman College
Unity College
University of Minnesota, Morris

2013-2014 Academic Year

Summa Cum Laude

Allegheny College
Arizona State University
California State University, Long Beach
Frostburg State University
Northern Arizona University

Maxima Cum Laude

Eastern Connecticut State University
Syracuse University

Magna Cum Laude

American Public University System
Aquinas College
Houston Community College
Portland State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
The Ohio State University Columbus Campus
University of Arizona
University of Maine

Cum Laude

Bethany College – WV
Central Community College
Clark Atlanta University
College of Lake County
Jamestown Community College
Spelman College
Union College
Unity College
University of Minnesota, Morris
University of Montana-Missoula

2012-2013 Academic Year

Summa Cum Laude

Allegheny University
Arizona State University
Frostburg State University
Northern Arizona University
University of California, Riverside

Maxima Cum Laude

Ball State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Syracuse University
Rochester Institute of Technology

Magna Cum Laude

Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology
Aquinas College
Houston Community College District
North Lake College
Portland State University
Tulane University
University of Maine

Cum Laude

Central Community College
Chatham University
Colby College
College of Menominee Nation
College of Lake County
Lane Community College
Pacific Lutheran University
Southwestern University
Spelman College
Unity College
University of Minnesota Morris
University of Montana – Missoula

2011-2012 Academic Year

Summa Cum Laude

Allegheny College
Arizona State University
University of California, Riverside

Maxima Cum Laude

Alamo Community College System
Ball State University
Colby College
Frostburg State University
Syracuse University
University of Cincinnati

Magna Cum Laude

Aquinas College
Houston Community College
North Lake College
Northern Arizona University
Pomona College
Portland State University
The New School
Tulane University
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Montana, Missoula
Western Michigan University

Cum Laude
Bunker Hill Community College
Central Community College
Lane Community College
Middlebury College
Spelman College
Unity College
University of Minnesota, Morris

2010-2011 Academic Year

Summa Cum Laude

Allegheny College
Arizona State University
Furman University
University of California, Riverside

Magna Cum Laude

Aquinas College
Cape Cod Community College
Cornell University
Houston Community College
Morgan State University
North Lake College
Northern Arizona University
Pomona College
Southern New Hampshire University
Tulane University
University of Montana – Missoula

Cum Laude

Chatham University
The Evergreen State College
Unity College