Superior student achievement is recognized in a number of ways during each academic year. The Academic Honors List recognizes full-time student (carrying 12 or more degree credits) who have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the previous semester, with no grade lower than C.
The University of the Virgin Islands is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society. Full-time and part-time matriculated students who have earned at least 60 credits at UVI and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 may be invited to join.
Full-time and part-time students receiving a baccalaureate degree who have earned at least 60 credits at the University are eligible for commencement honors. For the purpose of computing averages for honors, all grades earned at UVI will be considered. Honors are based on the following cumulative grade point averages:
- Cum Laude, 3.25 to 3.49
- Magna Cum Laude, 3.50 to 3.74
- Summa Cum Laude, 3.75 to 4.00
The following attitudes are important for success in the academic programs at UVI:
- A willingness to go beyond the minimum required in an assigned task, and dissatisfaction with superficial work.
- Intellectual curiosity, integrity and responsibility. In university studies, the students are expected to contribute as well as to receive, to cooperate fully with what is asked of them in courses, and to take an interested and active part. Instructors are expected to make clear the specific demands and procedures of their courses.
- A critical spirit that recognizes the relationship among the different fields of knowledge and their relevance to the needs and problems of our time.
A number of awards are made on both campuses at annual Awards Day ceremonies. Information on these awards is available from the Office of Provost.