The Dean's Honor Society (DHS) recognizes exceptional Gallatin sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to academic and civic engagement. DHS serves both to recognize excellent Gallatin students and to enrich their experiences at NYU.
Members participate in academic seminars, cultural activities, and international trips with Gallatin deans and faculty members. Faculty members also facilitate career networking with Gallatin alumni and mentor students on career and graduate school goals. Members have not only shown excellence in their academic work but have contributed significantly to the Gallatin, NYU, and New York City communities through their commitment to community service.
Throughout the academic year, DHS members explore a scholarly theme through bi-weekly meetings with a Gallatin faculty mentor. The majority of DHS activities take place during this time, although some activities such as dinners, performances, and overnight trips may occur at other times. DHS members must attend and participate in all DHS functions.
Examples of DHS Activities:
DHS members join the Gallatin faculty mentor and a program administrator to explore the yearly theme through international travel, typically over Spring Break. Upon return, group members prepare a project based on their explorations and share it with the Gallatin community.
2019-2020: Portugal: "The Lisbon Earthquake and the Question of Optimism"
Faculty Mentor: Andrea Gadberry
Travel during Spring Break 2020
Past DHS travel locations and themes:
Gallatin juniors and seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.7 are invited to apply for DHS during the spring semester. Selection is based on a student's academic record, his/her demonstrated interest in global matters, and his/her commitment to civic engagement.
Once accepted to the program, DHS members are expected to:
For more information, contact Gallatin's Office of the Associate Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.992.6300.