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Honors News

A record number of incoming freshmen have been invited to join the Honors College for the 2013-2014 academic year, a class that is posting higher average SAT scores and are more diverse than in years past.

Preliminary data, based upon freshman reports for July 22, show that 154 of the deposited freshmen were referred to the Honors College this year, compared with 107 for the start of the last academic year.

The students’ total average SAT score is up 22 points this year, reaching 1,347, and are spread across all academic undergraduate fields.

And, this year’s incoming honors-eligible students are more 3.7 percent more ethnically diverse than in the past.

Honors Events

The Honors College offers co-curricular and extracurricular events that help us to build connections between our academic work and our place within the community. This perpetuates our value that the mind can work with the heart and the spirit to become a powerful force for good.

Honors Students can also take advantage of lectures and panel discussions held at McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.

Past Events

Saturday, Sept. 8 2012, Freshman Picnic at August Wilson House


    Thursday, April 12th 2012- Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. Hilary Cox (Liberal Arts) won the $500 prize for Outstanding Scholarship at the Symposium. The majority of participants and winners were Honors College students!

Monday, March 19th 2012- Dr. Lewis Gordon from Temple University presented a lecture entitled ‘An Africana Existential Phenomenology of Music'

Wednesday, Nov. 2 2011 - Dr. Sudhir Venkatesh, guest lecturer

Monday, Sept. 26 2011 - Global Perspective featuring Nigerian food and culture. View photos

Saturday, August 27 2011- Freshman picnic at Herr's Island. View photos

Honors Conversations sponsored presentations and debates about compelling developments in contemporary scientific, philosophical, cultural and political issues. 

Global Perspectives featured stories, music, film, art and food from countries around the world, provides an informal setting for engagement with different peoples and cultures.