Honor Society Chapter Recognized as Active Star

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has been given Active Star status by the national organization.

A nonprofit organization certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, NSCS recognizes and elevates high-achieving undergraduates who excel academically during their first and second year of college.

With its three pillars of scholarship, leadership and service, NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, as well as leadership and service opportunities. It distributes more than $750,000 annually in scholarships, awards and chapter funds.

“In a year of unprecedented challenges from the pandemic, we were impressed the chapter leaders were also able to focus on NSCS priorities, in addition to everything else,” said Scott Mobley, the organization’s executive director. “Ms. Toni Avant, the chapter adviser, NSCS chapter officers, members and the entire community should take pride in the chapter’s accomplishments.

“Their work is not only a credit to them as a chapter, but to the University of Mississippi, as well.”

The Ole Miss chapter was chartered in 2000. Students who join can meet people on campus and at other schools whom they might not meet otherwise – people who become friends, long-term supporters and future colleagues.

Members also get tools and encouragement to take part in transforming the on-campus and communitywide issues that are meaningful to them.