Current Students: Honors Program

Erin Martin, Clinton Scholar '14, and Honors alumna '15

Strive for intellectual autonomy and academic excellence so that we may be prepared to contribute to the advancement of our chosen professions by completing at least 22 credit-hours, or 20% of all undergraduate coursework, in Honors

  • complete at least 22 credit-hours (or 20% of total undergraduate course work) of Honors coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

Honors students head out during the Big Event, Spring 2013

Contribute our time and energy to advance the public good so that we develop as citizens by completing 15 hours of community service per semester,  joining a Registered Student Organization and ultimately leading our peers


  • complete 15 hours of community service per academic semester in which he or she is enrolled full-time.


  • join an RSO (registered student organization), varsity or club (not intramural) sports team, musical ensemble, Ferris theatre production or the Endeavor (the Honors Program newsletter) by the end of his or her first semester in Honors and report your involvement through your HNRS 100 course. 
  • participate in Honors Leadership development and complete a “Leadership Position Report” (found on the Honors Website) by your graduation date.

A student gets a henna tattoo during the Festival of Cultures, 2016

Explore cultural and ethical horizons to engage a global society through attending cultural events and seeking out challenging opportunities for service and leadership

  • attend and report at least 3 cultural events per semester in which he or she is enrolled full-time.


Participate in the honors community, abiding by the honor code, to foster curiosity, dialogue and intellectual rigor in ourselves and others.

(approved by the Honors Student Council 10/7/2014)


The Four Columns Honors Life