Commitments of an Honors Student
Each Honors student commits to:
- Contribute his or her time and energy to the public good by completing 15 hours of community
service per semester; and to the campus community by joining a Registered Student
Organization and ultimately holding a leadership position
- complete 15 hours of community service per academic semester in which he or she is
- 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.
- hold a leadership position in your team or RSO and complete a “Leadership Position
Report” (found on the Honors Website) by your graduation date.
- For more information, see the Definition of 'Leadership Position'' in the handbook.
- Expand his or her cultural and ethical horizons to engage a global society through attending
cultural events and seeking out challenging opportunities for service and leadership
- 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 ten credit-hours
of Honors coursework
- complete at least 10 credit-hours of Honors coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or higher
- Participate in the honors community, abiding by the honor code, to foster curiosity, dialogue
and intellectual rigor in ourselves and others.
- live in an Honors residence hall during 1st year if required to live on campus according
to University policy, unless circumstances warrant exception (i.e. physical limitations)
- complete a report of “Annual Accomplishments in Honors” at the end of each academic year.
- complete a “Preparation for Final Year in Honors” report and submit it for approval by the end of the semester one year prior to graduation
(i.e. normally the end of the student’s 3rd year or two semesters before he or she
plans to participate in senior symposium).
- complete an "Application for medallion” and submit it by the end of the 12th week of the student’s final semester before
- complete a Senior Exit Interview, to be scheduled for your final semester before graduation.
- Students must remain in good standing to be considered for Honors Funded travel.
- Transfer students are exempt from HNRS 100.
- Transfer students are expected to complete all of the requirements that are required
of him or her according to the number of credits earned.