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Applications for WVU honoraries now available online

Academically successful West Virginia University students who want to give back to their campus and community are encouraged to apply online for the Helvetia (sophomore), Chimes (junior) or Mortar Board (national senior) honoraries.

Information on qualifying criteria and forms are available online at .

Selection is based on a combination of academics, honors and awards, campus activities, community service and contributions to the student’s major field of study or academic department. To be considered, students must have at least a 3.3 GPA for Helvetia and Chimes and a 3.4 GPA for Mortar Board.

In addition, Mortar Board requires two recommendations – one from a faculty member and another from an extracurricular adviser. Applicants work activities and difficulty of class schedule may also play a factor.

WVU has created special Web pages, linked to the Weekend of Honors Web site, where students can view the specific criteria and apply online. Log onto and click on honoraries to get started. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 26 at noon.

Students inducted into these honoraries will be recognized during the University’s annual Weekend of Honors activities April 9-11.