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Being an Honors Student Has Advantages

Leadership, Conferences, International Study, and Research Opportunities.

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Graduation Medal

The SRU Honors Experience

Take intellectual growth to a new level with advanced coursework and signature research projects.

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Student Studying

A Rewarding and Challenging College Experience

An intensified academic experience with other accomplished students.

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Honors College

Welcome to the Slippery Rock University Honors College. We are a community of highly motivated, talented, and supportive students. As an Honors College student, you'll have many opportunities to develop and expand your education within and beyond the classroom:

  • Honors Courses: Courses typically limited to 25 students to emphasize participation and discussion. Honors courses are not harder, but more rewarding.
  • Honors Experiences:  Honors College students have special access to academic entertainment, and service-oriented events throughout the entire year.  These experiences allow you to explore your interests with a community of like-minded and motivated peers.
  • Regional Cultural Events: Honors College students are able to attend a variety of cultural events, including concerts, plays, dance performances and museum trips.
  • Spring Trips: Every spring, the Honors College hosts a trip to an interesting city. Recent trips have gone to Boston, Toronto, New York City, Washington, DC, Montreal, and Chicago.
  • International Travel: You'll also have opportunities for international travel. In recent years, students have travelled to Belize; Santiago, Spain; Oslo, Norway; New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada; London, England; Salzburg and Vienna, Austria; and Venice and Rome, Italy; and Poland through the PASSHE Summer Honors College Program.  Recent Honors College courses have included travel to Belgium, France, London, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Japan and Norway.
  • Priority Scheduling: An extra benefit for students in the Honors College is early scheduling for classes.

I look forward to welcoming you to the program!

Dr. Jason T. Hilton, Director