About the Kelley Undergraduate Program

Academic Honors and Awards

Kelley School Academic Honors
Founders Scholars & Honors Convocation

To be designated a Founders Scholar, an undergraduate degree-seeking student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above by the end of the fall term immediately preceding the Honors Convocation.  All Founders Scholars receive a formal letter of commendation, which is signed by President Michael McRobbie and Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel and sent to students’ permanent address of record. The letter is accompanied by a formal invitation to the convocation.  For information: http://www.indiana.edu/~ceremony/honors/index.shtml.

Academic Distinction                                                      

Academic distinction for excellence in scholarship is awarded at Commencement to a limited number of students graduating in business with the Bachelor of Science degree.  All students graduating with distinction must have completed at least 60 credits at Indiana University. Graduates receiving these honors have them so noted on their diplomas and in the Commencement program and are eligible to wear the cream and crimson fourragère at Commencement. Students must complete their final semester with a grade point average sufficient to warrant the diploma and transcript notation of academic distinction.

  • Highest Distinction:  GPA of 3.900-4.000
  • High Distinction:  GPA of 3.800-3.899
  • Distinction:  GPA of 3.700-3.799
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Since 1923, top business students at Indiana have been invited to join the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. Undergraduate membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is restricted to the top 10% of the senior class and the top 10% of second semester juniors.

Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key

Since 1912, Delta Sigma Pi has annually awarded the Scholarship Key at each college or university where the Fraternity maintains an active chapter. The Scholarship Key is presented to the graduating student with the highest cumulative academic average toward a degree in business administration, regardless of whether the person is or is not a member of Delta Sigma Pi. In cases where two or more students exactly tie for the highest academic average, additional Scholarship Keys are awarded.

Dean William A. Rawles Memorial Key Award

Originating in 1939, the Rawles Key is awarded annually to a single senior student who is ranked in the top 1% of the senior class and who represents the highest achievement in both academic and extracurricular activities. Senior Scholastic Award recipients are invited to apply for this monetary award.

Senior Scholastic Awards

The Senior Scholastic Award recognizes the top 1% of graduating seniors.

Academic Bulletins

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