The W.E.B. Du Bois General University Honors Program is designed for
students who have demonstrated academic capability. The program fosters
excellence in scholarship throughout the student's college career by providing
an Honors Curriculum by encouraging and promoting honors studies and
activities in the total life of the University.
The designation “General University Honors” indicates broad scholastic
attainment. It identifies scholastic performance marked by individual
initiative, creative ability, keen intellectual insight, and excellence
in oral and written expression. “General University Honors” signifies
contributions to the advancement of a positive integration of academic
and social experiences.
The Program gives concrete expression to the conviction that
academic excellence is the hallmark of the institution’s educational
enterprise. Emphasis is placed on
- Broadly defined educational experiences intensive and extensive in nature.
- Academic performance that is scholastically sound, clearly and
effectively communicated, and relevant to the concerns of the times,
- Individual initiative, including self organization and direction, coupled with cooperative teamwork in a community of scholars.
Students accepted for admission become members of the W.E.B.
Student Honors Council and, upon satisfactory completion of at least 12
hours of honors coursework, are eligible for graduation with General