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 2025 or May 2025 from the following schools and colleges:
and for Pharm.D. students expecting to graduate in May 2027 from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are eligible to apply to the 2024-2025 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 in November and emails to their St. John's account in December and January regarding the mandatory information sessions.
Please check back for more information regarding Information Sessions. Registration for the sessions will open in November.
Please check back for more information regarding the application process. Applications will open in the Spring 2024 semester.
After the application process is completed, the Selection Committee will conduct interviews with select candidates. Following the interviews, the President's Society Selection Committee will nominate new members and submit the list of nominees to the President for final selection.
Members of the President's Society are considered ambassadors of the President and the University. Throughout the academic year, beginning in April 2024, 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 2024 semester and the 2024-2025 academic year.