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 University. Members of the President's Society are ambassadors who support the President at various events and functions. The President's Society is the highest honor society at St. John’s University.
Current juniors expecting to graduate in January 2024 or May 2024 from the following schools and colleges:
and for Pharm.D. students expecting to graduate in May 2026 from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are eligible to apply to the 2023-2024 President's Society. In addition, eligible candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to apply to the Society.
Students will receive a letter to their home address at the end of November and emails to their St. John's account in December and January regarding the mandatory information sessions.
Information sessions have been completed
The application process is now closed.
The selection process has been completed.
Members of the President's Society are considered ambassadors of the President and the University. Throughout the academic year, beginning in April 2023, Members will be designated special assignments at various University events and functions. As Members, students 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 requires a serious commitment from its student members. Members of the President's Society are expected to attend all University functions designated as presidential events and fulfill their duties during the spring 2023 semester and the 2023-2024 academic year.