The most significant benefit of being in the Honors Program is being among other students who enjoy intellectual engagement. However, there are also tangible benefits for participants in the Honors Program:
Honors students whose research is not fully funded by the University's undergraduate research grant program may apply for additional financial support from the Honors Program.
Current UE Students
Students in the Honors Program have the privilege to register for classes following seniors in order to ensure that they will be able to enroll in their first choice courses. This is effective for freshmen when they register for their spring semester.
Incoming UE Students
Incoming students admitted to the Honors Program have the option to register early for fall classes. Registering early allows more freedom in your schedule to register for special Honors classes.
Early registration is available to students admitted to the Honors Program by March 1, 2013, who have submitted their $300 non-refundable admission deposit by April 1. (Please notice that these deadlines are in advance of the regular Honors application deadline of April 1 and the admission deposit deadline of May 1).
If you choose not to participate in early registration, you will not jeopardize your position as an Honors Program student and will be able to register during one of our summer SOAR (Student Orientation and Academic Registration) sessions with your other class mates.
If you elect to participate in early registration, you will be contacted before June 1 by a faculty advisor via e-mail and/or telephone to build your class schedule and register. You will still need to attend one of our summer SOAR sessions to complete your enrollment to the University. During the registration segment of SOAR, you are welcome to meet with an advisor to revise your schedule or to make adjustments.
Students admitted to the Honors Program by March 1 will be mailed an invitation to participate in early registration.
Honors Program students have the option to live in special honors housing located in Powell Residence Hall, one of the newest halls on campus. Space is limited but available to incoming and current Honors Program students. Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life.
The Honors Program faculty-in-residence, Dr. Todsapon Thananatthanachon, resides in Powell Hall and hosts weekly Honors teas. Teas are an informal affair for discussion and social gathering for Honors participants and faculty.
The Honors Lounge is for the exclusive use of students in the Program and is located in Powell Residence Hall. The room is used for HPSAC meetings, classes, informal gatherings, and study. For those who don’t live in Powell, access to the lounge is available through requesting a key from the Honors director. The lounge contains computers, printers, printer/copier, scanner, books, magazines, and is available 24 hours a day. Unlimited paper is provided. The lounge also contains office supplies and various resources.
Honors Facebook and E-mail Listserv
The Honors Program Student Advisory Council maintains the "UE Honors Program" Facebook page to keep participants informed of news and activities. There is also an e-mail listserv of Honors Program students that is used to support important announcements.
Honors Cords and Medallions
Students who complete the Program will receive purple cords and an engraved medallion to wear with their academic regalia at graduation. A certificate of completion will also be awarded to Honors Program graduates.
Honors Program graduates will also receive a transcript of Honors activity while at UE. On the University transcript, Honors courses are denoted with an "H" following the course number (i.e. PSYCH 121H).
The University of Evansville Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.