Hyer Society

The Hyer Society is the most distinguished Honors Society exclusive to SMU

Named for the founding President of SMU, the Hyer Society was established in 1983 to recognize SMU’s most intellectually gifted undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through high academic achievement. At a minimum, Hyer Society members must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 after 60 SMU credit hours. A transfer student must have 30 SMU graded hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.85. Members are then chosen by a faculty committee based on academic performance and on an essay written each year on a different topic. Only a small fraction of SMU students are nominated each year for membership, roughly the top 4% of the student body.

Contact: Alexandra Thibeaux (hyersociety@smu.edu, 214-768-2508) 

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