The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter at Cal State San Bernardino was recognized with Star Status for the 2018-19 academic year.

According to a letter from NSCS founder Stephen E. Loflin that announced CSUSB’s award, the achievement of Star Status is coveted among more than 300 chapters throughout the country. CSUSB’s chapter was chartered in 2011.

“All Star Chapters were leaders in implementing engaging, student-centered events on their campus and in their local community, creating meaningful experience for their members,” the letter says.

“I feel privileged to work with such an amazing group of students,” said David Marshall, CSUSB’s NSCS chapter advisor, director of the Honors Program and professor of English. “They seem to have boundless energy for volunteer service while maintaining high academic standards for themselves. The pride they take in both is well deserved.”

“The chapter is committed to the ideals that NSCS holds dear. The Chapter Advisor, Dr. David Marshall, NSCS officers, members, and the entire community should take pride in the chapter’s accomplishments,” Loflin said in the letter. “Their exceptional work is not only a credit to them as a chapter, but as students of California State University, San Bernardino, as well.”

NSCS is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies and is a nonprofit honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving undergraduates who excel academically during their first and second year of college. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out more than a million dollars in scholarships, awards and chapter funds per year.

Visit the National Society of Collegiate Scholars website to learn more about the program.

For updates on the NSCS chapter at CSUSB, follow its Facebook page at