Founded in 1968, the President’s Society honors those students who combine scholarship, integrity, maturity, and a well-rounded personality with University-wide awareness, participation and leadership, demonstrated by their significant contributions to the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular life of St. John’s. Members of the President’s Society are considered to be a part of the president’s support staff. The President’s Society is the highest honor society of St. John’s University.
Students registered in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The School of Education, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Professional Studies are eligible for admission to the President's Society. Students enrolled as Pharm.D. majors are invited to apply for membership during their third year of study. All other students are invited to apply during their junior year. Students will receive an invitation to their home and St. John's email account to attend an information session in January.
Students may apply for membership in the President's Society by completing the online application form which will become available after their attendance at a mandatory information session.
New members will be nominated by the President's Society Committee. The Committee will submit its list of nominees to the president of the University for his selection.
Members of the President's Society are considered part of the president's support staff and will be designated by him for special duties at University functions. Members are entitled to wear the official insignia of the Society, in the form of a medal and a pin.
Acceptance to the President's Society is a privilege that requires a serious commitment. Members of the President's Society are expected to attend all functions designated as presidential events.