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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


Friday, November 22, 2019

At Honors Day you will learn more about what the Honors College has to offer motivated and talented students like yourself.  You will have the opportunity to meet with the Honors College director; connect with housing; eat lunch in Boozel Dining Hall; participate in a sample Honors class; and take a campus tour.  For more information, to register for Honors Day, and to apply to the Honors College click on the link here.