Sustainable Development Departmental Honors
Sustainable Development majors who wish to be considered for departmental honors must:
1. Have a grade point average of at least 3.7 in their major courses.
2. Take two courses of the senior thesis seminar.
3. Receive at least a B+ in both senior thesis courses.
Mason Ben Yair
Tal Lee Anderman
Stuart Gaffin Award for Leadership and Engagement
The Stuart Gaffin Award for Leadership and Engagement honors an individual or group of students in their senior year who will graduate with either a major or special concentration degree from the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development. The award commemorates Professor Stuart Gaffin, who taught the Workshop in Sustainable Development from 2009-2019. Award selections will be based on nominating and supporting letters from students, faculty, and staff, all of which must be submitted before April 1st of each year. Awardees will be selected based on demonstrated leadership and service in the spirit of sustainable development either on or off campus. The award honors leadership, impact, engagement, and dedication, all of which were characteristic of Professor Gaffin’s contributions to our Columbia community.
Juan Jose Guzman
Phi Beta Kappa
Each year 10% of graduating seniors are nominated for this honor (2% in fall and 8% in spring). Students are chosen based on the breadth, depth and rigor of their academic achievements, as well as recommendations from faculty members on their intellectual promise, character, and achievement both in and out of the classroom.