Hai Timiai is the William Smith Senior Honor Society. The society was founded in 1953, and its name is the Greek for “Honored Women.” They are a small group chosen by their members and the Deans to represent the many outstanding young women studying at William Smith. Entering the society is not a prize for winning a contest. It is not an end, but a beginning. Hai Timiai members are deserving of this honor due to their past commitment to the welfare of William Smith College and the larger community, through tradition and innovation. Membership signifies ongoing individual and group contributions.
Cornelia (Nellie) Smith
The Laurel Society is the sophomore and junior honor society for William Smith College. The members of the Laurel Society are a diverse group of young women, actively involved in their community and committed to academic excellence. Through their positive actions as role models and mentors, and their active participation and representation in all areas of Hobart and William Smith community, the Laurels demonstrate their commitment to William Smith College and to improving the lives of all William Smith Women.
Members for both honor societies are selected based on their scholarship, leadership, character and service.
Typically, they are women who have made a strong commitment to William Smith College and have helped to create a sense of community among the women of the community.
For more information about joining the societies, contact the William Smith Dean’s Office at (315) 781-3467 or at firstname.lastname@example.org