All Ohio Academic Team
Each year two Zane State College students per campus may be nominated by faculty members to enter the All Ohio Academic Team competition. In conjunction with Phi Theta Kappa, the entrants are judged on state and national levels. Students may place on one of three state teams. Recognition may include a monetary award.

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the national honorary society for two-year college students. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to encourage academic excellence. Students initiated into the group must have demonstrated sustained academic achievement at Zane State College. The criterion for membership is a 3.5 GPA with at least 15 college-level credit hours earned.

Presidential Scholar
The purpose of the Presidential Scholar award is to promote and recognize excellence in academic achievement while attending Zane State College. Students who earn this honor receive engraved medallions and are recognized at the annual Honors Program.

Presidential Scholar Criteria:

  1. Must have completed a minimum of 36 semester hours after Fall Semester each academic year.

  2. Must have sophomore standing within program specific coursework.

  3. Must have a minimum of 31 semester hours with grades of A - F which are counted in determining grade point average.

  4. Must have minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80.

  5. Must have minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.80 in program-specific courses.

  6. Must have no grade of D, F, FN, E or NP.

  7. May have grade of C only if the course has been repeated with a resulting grade of A or B.

  8. Must have no violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.

Semester Academic Honors
Students who demonstrate academic excellence in their studies will be named to the Dean’s List. To be eligible, full-time students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher during a given semester excluding credit/no-credit courses. Part- time students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete a minimum of nine credit hours excluding credit/no-credit courses.

Student of the Year
Faculty from each college division nominate candidates through their respective deans to be recognized as Student of the Year. Students who receive this honor are given a framed recognition certificate and a college bookstore gift certificate as well as being honored at a recognition breakfast and at the Zane State Honors Program on Honors Day in April.

Student of the Year Criteria:

  1. Must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours.

  2. Must have a sophomore standing.

  3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (either full or part-time).

  4. Must have been actively involved in either a college and/or community activity.