SEEK Student Opportunities

SEEK Student Opportunities

Honors & Awards

SEEK students are eligible for membership in the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society and a number of awards given at the annual Commencement ceremony.

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society

The Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society was founded by Dr. Elbert Saddler in 1989 at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. It was organized in response to an increased need to acknowledge the continuing success of students in the Academic Development Program. Dr. Saddler recognized that these students could serve as significant models to others who shared similar experiences.

In 2000, John Jay College was the first CUNY College to establish two chapters of Chi Alpha Epsilon, a national honor society whose purpose is to promote high academic standards and honor academic excellence among students admitted to colleges through nontraditional criteria. For more information please contact Prof. Virginia Diaz in the SEEK Department at

Selection Criteria:

  • Students may be elected to a chapter when they have completed two semesters of full-time, non-developmental work with at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average 
  • Students admitted to John Jay College  through the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program


SEEK Peer Mentor Program:

The SEEK PEER Mentor program support the goals, expectations, and mission of the SEEK Department from a PEER perspective. 

Mission Statement:

The SEEK Peer Mentors strive to support incoming freshmen and students on academic probation on a professional, academic, and personal level. In addition to helping them adjust to the college’s environment, we endeavor the goals and expectations of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department.

The Role of a Peer Mentor: 

  • A knowledgeable guide for new students.
  • A thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources.
  • A role model and advocate.
  • Provide academic coaching and support.
  • Serve as peer advisor on academic and personal matters.
  • Represent SEEK on campus tours, at college and career fairs, community events, and other campus events.

For more information you may contact Mr. Christian Luperon or Mr. Jan Martinez , with the words SEEK PEER Mentoring Opportunity in the Subject Line.

Or Pick up a SEEK Peer Mentor Application Packet in the SEEK PM Office Room 439-01HH, 899 10th Ave.

Completed application packets should be submitted in person to the SEEK Department.  

If you are interested in participating as a mentor for the mentoring program, click here to apply.

SEEK Society

Club Mission Statement - The purpose of this organization is to promote community building among SEEK and non-SEEK students, alumni and professionals in the John Jay community. The SEEK Society will host events to provide opportunities for networking, cultural, educational, and professional development, as well as providing a forum for the exchange of information workshops for students at John Jay. 

For more information you may contact the Club at Social Media Channels - Instagram: jjayseeksociety: Facebook: SEEK Society At John Jay; Email:

SEEK Awards

Arthur C. Logan Award

This award is presented to the graduating senior who has persevered in the face of extreme adversity and has used his/her John Jay College experience to actively “give back” to the community. The counseling faculty selects the recipient.

John Jay SEEK Honor Awards

These awards are given to students who have a sophomore standing or above and who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

SEEK Medal

This award is presented to the graduating SEEK senior with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Carl Williams Service Award

The Carl A. Williams Student Service Award is awarded to a graduating senior who, like the late Carl A. Williams, has dedicated significant time and energy to being of service to others. Each year the recipient will be given a monetary award in Carl’s memory.