WILLIAM SMITH HONOR SOCIETIES
Hai Timiai is the William Smith Senior Honor Society. The society was founded in 1953, and its name is the Greek for "Honored Women." They are a small group chosen by their members and the Deans to represent the many outstanding young women studying at William Smith. Entering the society is not a prize for winning a contest. It is not an end, but a beginning. Hai Timiai members are deserving of this honor due to their past commitment to the welfare of William Smith College and the larger community, through tradition and innovation. Membership signifies ongoing individual and group contributions.
The Laurel Society is the sophomore and junior honor society for William Smith College. The members of the Laurel Society are a diverse group of young students, actively involved in their community and committed to leadership, mentorship, and academic excellence. Through their positive actions as role models and mentors, and their active participation and representation in all areas of Hobart and William Smith community, the Laurels demonstrate their commitment to William Smith College and to improving the lives of all William Smith students.
Mentorship and campus engagement are important aspects of the Laurel Honor Society Experience. During the fall and spring semesters, first-year and new transfer students are connected individually, upon request, with current Laurel Society Members. The Laurel Connections meetings offer new students an opportunity to learn about a range of academic experiences from research to fellowships, student clubs, to College organizations and involvement. Additionally, Laurel mentors offer peer support to new students as they navigate the academic and social experience on campus. To learn more about the program, email email@example.com.
Alexandra (Alex) Davidson
Tayla (Tay) Rossi
Julyssa (July) Winters
BE A MEMBER
Members for both honor societies are selected based on their scholarship, leadership, character and service.
Typically, they are students who have made a strong commitment to William Smith College and have helped to create a sense of community on campus.
For more information about the societies and/or the application process, please contact the William Smith Dean’s Office at (315) 781-3467 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Helen Heath Scholar is a notation on all William Smith College first year students' transcripts who earn a semester GPA between 3.0 and 3.49. It is a long-standing honor in recognition of a former dean of William Smith, Helen Bateman Heath, who was the seventh dean of William Smith College, served the College from 1944 to 1967.
The Dean's List is a notation on the all William Smith College students' transcripts who earns a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.