Info for Current Honors Students
Honors gives students the opportunity to take classes that are interesting, engaging, and thought-provoking.
Honors Program Student Organization
The Honors Program Student Organization (HPSO) exists to build strong relationships throughout the Honors community of students, as well as to encourage the recognition that cultural, social, and service learning are primary goals of the University. To achieve this purpose, the council – comprised of five student officers - works to advocate involvement, to incite conversation, and to plan department-wide events.
Senior Projects Resources
- Senior Honors Project Guidelines
- Psychology Honors Thesis Guidelines
- Memorandum of Agreement
- Final Grade Report
- Honors Overview Presentation
The Honors Program cultivates the next generation of solution-oriented, critical, and creative thinkers with the knowledge, skills, and commitment to have a positive impact on the world around them.
Through service-learning and other forms of civic education, our students develop real skills that will help them in their careers and as citizens. And they have a genuine impact on the community in the process.
Why Civic Service?
We want students to think of themselves as members of a community (local, regional, national, global), to be able to critically assess issues in that community, and to have both the skills and the motivation to act on those issues.
Civic Engagement can include service, but it can also include advocacy, political activity, and involvement with campus or community organizations. It can also include taking courses that directly prepare students to advance their impact on the world.
We encourage students to explore a variety of options, and narrow down to a few causes, projects, or activities that mean the most to them.
Honors Experiences (Volunteering, HON 260)
For HON 260, you will need to fill out the volunteering contract.
Letters of Recommendation
Honors faculty are happy to support students who have excelled in their classes with letters of recommendation for scholarships, fellowships, internships, jobs, and postgraduate opportunities. Before requesting a letter of recommendation from a professor, please review this helpful informational PowerPoint created by Dr. Yee Han Chu, Fellowship Opportunities Coordinator.