The Department of SEEK
Honors and Awards


SEEK students are eligible for membership in the Chi Alpha Epilson National Honor Society and a number of awards given at the annual Commencement ceremony.

Chi Alpha Epsilon
In 2000, John Jay College was the first CUNY college to establish two chapters of Chi Alpha Epsilon, a national honor society whose purpose is to promote high academic standards and honor academic excellence among students admitted to colleges through nontraditional criteria. Students may be elected to a chapter when they have completed two semester of full-time, non-developmental work with a 3.0 grade point average.


Arthur C. Logan Award
This award is presented to the graduating senior who has persevered in the face of extreme adversity and has used his/her John Jay College experience to actively “give back” to the community. The counseling faculty selects the recipient.

John Jay SEEK Honor Awards
These awards are given to students who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and in sophomore standing or above.

SEEK Medal
This award is presented to the graduating SEEK senior with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Nancy Velazquez-Torres PhD, Chairperson
445 West 59th Street, Room 3101N, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8169, Email: