The Dean's Honor Society (DHS) recognizes exceptional 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 and cultural activities with the deans and faculty members of Gallatin. 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 particular theme through bi-weekly evening meetings. 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.
DHS members join a Gallatin faculty member and administrator to explore a particular scholarly theme through international travel over Spring Break. Upon return, group members prepare a project based on their explorations and share it with the Gallatin community. The theme for 2014-2015 will be announced after the application process is completed.
Selection for the Dean's Honor Society is based on a student's academic record at Gallatin and his/her demonstrated commitment to civic engagement. Qualified candidates are invited to apply during the end of the spring semester.
Once accepted to the program, DHS members are expected to:
Students from DHS 2013-2014 produced an exhibition entitled "Sofia: City as Memory," inspired by their trip to Sofia, Bulgaria. The exhibition, a collection of photos and written pieces, was displayed at Gallatin in April 2014. Please see below for a presentation of the students' work.
Throughout the year, DHS members explore a theme through readings, discussions and lectures at bi-weekly meetings and a corresponding international trip, which takes place over Spring Break.