The W.E.B. Du Bois General University Honors Program, designed for students who have demonstrated academic capability, fosters excellence in scholarship throughout the student’s college career by encouraging and promoting honors studies and activities in the total life of the University.
Students who complete the program graduate with “General University Honors,” a designation that indicates exceptional scholastic performance marked by individual initiative, creative ability, keen intellectual insight, and excellence in oral and written expression.
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; and
- 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. Du Bois Student Honors Council and, upon satisfactory completion of at least 20 hours of honors coursework and a senior honors project, are eligible for graduation with General University Honors.