Hallmarks and Privileges

Hallmarks and Privileges


  • Greater engagement with educational content and innovative faculty through honors courses, which are deeper versions of regular courses.
  • Honors options, wherein students “honorize” advanced courses one-on-one with faculty in a customized fashion.
  • Introduction to faculty supervised undergraduate research culminating in an honors thesis.
  • Honors seminars with faculty and guest speakers, plus distinctive honors trips.

In addition, honors students who maintain good standing also enjoy the following privileges:

  • Advanced registration
  • Opportunities for various honors scholarships
  • Access to travel grants supporting international travel for education.  (Honors student can use a one-time $500 travel grant plus they can apply for additional grants from the J. Alex Hartzler Program Fund in Honor of Dr. Jefferson Hartzler.)
  • Access to research and conference travel funding
  • Access to the Heindel Honors Lounge in the Library
  • Access to the Honors Collaboratorium in the Student Enrichment Center
  • Reserved space in on-campus housing for four years. (A request for a housing contract must be received by Housing and Food Services by their deadline and through their normal process.)

The most important reason for joining honors is to become a part of a community of student scholars who study subjects deeply thus setting themselves apart from other students with whom they must compete either in the market place or for graduate education.