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Office of Academic Affairs

The University's Office of Academic provides leadership to the academic community and coordinates the academic life of all students at Leighton University. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees the development of programs of study; the development, review, and implementation of academic policies and regulations; and is responsible for ensuring the integrity and continuity of all curricula in the context of the institutional mission and the additional goals of promoting diversity and quality. This Office also acts as a liaison within and between the academics and with other communities and cooperates with other campus units in strategic and long-range planning.

Academic Schools

Leighton University is structured into three academic Schools, each working together but targeting the specific needs of our students and their pursuit of academic programs.

Awards and Recognition

The awards and recognition programs create a positive learning and discovery environment, improve student progression through programs and motivate high performance. At Leighton University, we strive to create a culture of appreciation and celebration through our various awards and recognition programs.

Dean's Recognition List
At the conclusion of the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms any, degree-seeking undergraduate student completing no less than six semester hours and not more than eleven credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 or above is named to the Dean's Recognition List. For purposes of this list, the total hours completed during the multiple Summer sessions are treated as being a single term.Any full-time student who the above mention or more for a semester will be placed on the Dean’s Recognition List for that semester.

Latin Honors
In order to qualify for graduation with Latin Honors, an undergraduate student must have taken a minimum of 50 credits  of resident hours at Leighton for bachelors degrees and 25 for associates. These credits must carry letter grades of A, B, C, or D, where a student must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above. Only courses taken at Leighton are computed in determining honors. The GPA will be rounded using the third decimal place. Students who maintain high academic standing throughout their university career, and who have not at any time been suspended, may receive recognition on their diplomas in one of the following degrees of honors.

  • Summa Cum Laude: Cumulative GPA of 3.875 or better
  • Cum Laude: Cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.874
  • Cum Laude: Cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.74
Students earning Latin Honors will be given a gold-colored tassel at the Commencement ceremony and their transcript and diploma will have the honor printed on it.