Students may be eligible for participation in the departmental honors program after earning 78 credits, attaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the total undergraduate record, in the College of Idaho record, and a 3.5 GPA in the major field of study, in the courses taken therein at the College of Idaho, and in the field in which their honors paper is to be written. A full description of the departmental honors program may be obtained from the chairperson of each academic department.
Phi Eta Sigma
In 1984, a chapter of Phi Eta Sigma was chartered at The College of Idaho. This freshmen scholarship honorary, founded nationally in 1923, is designed to encourage and reward high scholastic achievement among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. Eligibility requirements include a 3.5 cumulative GPA in a normal academic load that is applicable toward earning a bachelor's degree, and rank in the upper 20 percent of the class.