The SAIL Office is proud to sponsor Dirigo, an honor society for students who have excelled as leaders throughout their college tenure. Students apply and are recommended as potential members during the fall of their junior year. A selection committee carefully reviews each application, and selects students representing the top leaders in their class.
The term dirigo is Latin for “I lead” or “I guide.” This honor will only be bestowed upon students with the strongest leadership background. A silver metal embodying the college logo, the Veritas flame, is awarded to each inductee during the spring of their junior year.
Membership in the honor society is contingent upon several key qualifications. Candidates must be current juniors, maintain a minimum G.P.A of 3.0, and currently be in, and remain in good judicial standing at the College. Honorees must also have:
- Proven leadership involvement and participation in college-sponsored activities throughout tenure
- Assumed leadership responsibility in one or more organizations or offices on campus
- Demonstrated a commitment to the core values stated in the college's mission statement
Dirigo honorees inducted at the end of their junior year are expected to assume new leadership responsibilities in their senior year. Responsibilities will include assisting with the planning and execution of leadership programming on campus, including the facilitation and planning of the Transformations Leadership Retreat for first-year students, and the Santa Shop holiday donation drive. All Dirigo members may also be called upon to assist in selecting future Dirigo nominees.
Honorary members of Dirigo are bestowed the same privileges of full membership without the expectation of assuming any responsibility to the organization.