At the end of each semester, the Provost announces the Dean's List. Matriculated students are named to the Dean's List when:
1) they have taken at least 12 graded credits,
2) they achieve an average of 3.60 or better, and
3) they have no unsatisfactory grades.
A notation of Dean's List achievement appears on the transcript.
Honors are conferred at commencement ceremonies according to the following grade point average scale:
summa cum laude 3.90-4.0 magna cum laude 3.75-3.89 cum laude 3.60-3.74
The Juniata College Honor Society is a group of junior and senior students elected on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability. Other honor and honorary societies on campus also recognize students for their accomplishments: Beta Beta Beta (biology), The Masque (theatre), Phi Alpha (social work), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), Psi Chi (psychology), Sigma Iota Rho (international studies), Sigma Pi Sigma (physics), and Tau Pi Phi (economics and business administration).