Graduation Honors

Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude: Highest distinction based on a cumulative weighted grade average of 3.90 or higher.
Magna Cum Laude: High distinction based on a cumulative weighted grade average of 3.70 or higher.
Cum Laude: Distinction based on a cumulative weighted grade average of 3.50 or higher.

Questions: Contact the Office of the Registrar

Institutional Honors

Leadership Fellow: A student leadership endowment established by recent graduates recognizing aspiring student leaders.

Questions: Contact the Office of Student Life

Outstanding Thesis Award: Recognizes exceptional performance in Kettering’s Senior Thesis Project. Candidates for this award must have received a grade of “Pass with Distinction” on their theses and be nominated by their faculty advisors.

Questions: Contact the Center for Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CCUE)

President’s Medal: The President’s Medal is a recognition given to graduating seniors who excel in scholarship, in professionalism on the job, in their academic pursuits, in involvement in the Kettering community, and in their home community. Students are nominated by employers, faculty, and staff and are selected by a committee appointed by the President of the University. The number of medals given is at the discretion of the President but generally will not exceed two percent of the graduating class.

Questions: Contact the Office of Student Life

Sobey Scholars: This award is made annually in memory of Albert Sobey, the founder and first president of GMI/Kettering University. The following students are recipients of the Albert Sobey Memorial Award:

  • Biochemistry students who are elected to membership in both Gamma Sigma Epsilon and Robots
  • Bioinformatics students who are elected to membership in both Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Robots
  • Biology students who are elected to membership in both Beta Beta Beta and Robots
  • Business students who are elected to membership in both Sigma Alpha Chi and Robots
  • Chemistry students who are elected to membership in both Gamma Sigma Epsilon and Robots
  • Computer Science students who are elected to membership in both Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Robots
  • Engineering students who are elected to membership in both Tau Beta Pi and Robots.
  • Mathematics students who are elected to membership in both Kappa Mu Epsilon and Robots
  • Physics students who are elected to membership in both Sigma Pi Sigma and Robots
  • Students who earn cum laude status (as of the last completed grade period) and are elected to membership in Robots

Questions: Contact the Office of Student Life 

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