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. This mirrors how our students who graduate “with honors”  increase not only their own knowledge but they also contribute scholarship that benefits many networks and communities. Signatories in the Honor Society will receive increased recognition in the Marks of Distinction, 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 2018-2019 academic year, leaders in the network allocated $40,000 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. 

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 or System Reduction 
  • Network Service Participation

Network Service

Honor Society recognition is also available through services that have demonstrated a 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:

1. Host WorkshopsHost and organize a one-day regional workshop on Commitment implementation.

2. Host Cross Sector Forum– Host and organize a presidential peer leadership meeting in connection with local government and planning bodies on climate solutions and resilience topics.

3. Create a ToolCreate 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 increased recognition.

If you would like to receive Honor Society recognition for network service or have any other questions about these activities please contact Steve Muzzy, Senior Manager, Climate Programs  617-722-0036 or [email protected].

Honor Society Signatories

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

2020-2021 Academic Year

Magna Cum Laude
Eastern Connecticut State University

Cum Laude
California State University – Sacramento
Framingham State University
Lewis & Clark College
University of Maryland Baltimore County

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2019-2020
Magna Cum Laude
Allegheny College
California State University – Northridge
Eastern Connecticut State University

Cum Laude
California State University – Sacramento
Central Community College
Framingham State University
Lewis & Clark College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Northeast Lakeview College
Northwest Vista College
Palo Alto College
San Antonio College
Spelman College
St. Philips College
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Minnesota – Morris

2018-2019
Valedictorian
Arizona State University

Magna Cum Laude
Allegheny College
Ball State University
California State University – Northridge
Chatham University
Eastern Connecticut State University

Cum Laude
Central Community College
Coppin State University
Lewis & Clark College
Portland State University
Spelman College
State University of New York at Buffalo
University of Minnesota – Morris

2017-2018
Valedictorian
Arizona State University and Network Service for efforts in hosting the Climate Leadership Summit

Magna Cum Laude
Ball State University
Chatham University
Allegheny College
California State University – Northridge

Cum Laude
California State University – Monterey Bay
Central Community College
Coppin State University
Portland State University
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Diego State University
Spelman College
University of Central Florida
University of Hawai’i Leeward Community College
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Minnesota-Morris
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Network Service
Duke University: For organizing and hosting an important Carbon Offset tool and working group-  Offset Network

University of New Hampshire: for developing and hosting a GHG inventory tool- SIMAP

University of Minnesota Twin Cities: for hosting an Aggregated Renewable Energy Workshop

Loyola University Chicago: for hosting an Aggregated Renewable Energy Workshop

2016-2017
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
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
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
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
Summa Cum Laude
Allegheny College
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
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
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