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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Honos Civicus for Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

Honos Civicus celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies in the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs (PHPD). Inductees have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on their community involvement while creating an alumni network of professionals who share a meaningful, continued commitment to civic life and social impact through their careers in public health.


PHPD students who wish to join Honos Civicus must have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement beyond the minimum expected for degree requirements (internship, ALE, course requirements)
  • Demonstrated leadership and dedication
  • An outstanding record of professionalism and ethical behavior
  • A strong academic record

Note: Honos Civicus applicants must be degree-seeking students in good academic standing. Both studens graduating in May and those graduating in August of the same calendar year are welcome to apply.

Faculty and Staff: Recommend a Student

We invite faculty and/or staff members who have worked with PHPD students to recommend one for induction into Honos Civicus. Email olivia whoever with the name of the student you'd like to recommend and a short paragraph describing why you believe they deserve induction. We will contact the student, inform them of your recommendation, and encourage them to apply. Students do not need to be recommended in order to apply but they must apply in order to be considered.

For more information, contact Olivia Zimra-Turley at

Apply to Honos Civicus - PHPD

The Honos Civicus application period will open in Spring 2018.