UNC Honors Program

Honors Program - Benefits

Benefits of being in the University Honors Program include:

  • Recognition — Students completing the Honors Interdisciplinary Program receive an Honors Certification that is also noted on the transcript. Students completing the second tier Upper Division Honors Program are also recognized at commencement, on their diplomas, and on transcripts as Honors graduates.
  • Honors Conferences — Honors students have opportunities to attend and present at regional and national conferences.
  • Honors Scholarships – Scholarships for honors students are provided through endowments created by several past Honors Directors including the Becky Edgerton Memorial, Marie Livingston scholarships, and the Kaye and Greg Holman endowment.  These scholarships are awarded to honors students who best exemplify the Honors mission.
  • Honors Events — Students are invited to take part in a variety of regular events including the Colloquium speaker series, pizza alumni nights, Student Honors Council social events, the International Film Series, Research Day, Engaged Scholarship Symposium, LEAP leadership Summit, and Academic Excellence Week.
  • Personalized Advising — All Honors students enjoy personalized advising from university faculty and Honors staff.
  • Honors Residence — Students in the Honors Program have the option to live in the Honors-designated residence halls. Students may choose to live in other residence options as well.
  • Library Privileges — Honors students engaged in thesis research are entitled to graduate student library borrowing privileges.
  • Unity in Diversity — Honors students come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse academic and social interests. Together, they form a community of highly motivated learners.
  • Honors Capstone or Thesis Project — Students completing the second tier Upper Division Program will complete a major Honors thesis, capstone applied project or a creative works project. The capstone of the Honors experience, Honors theses are placed in the permanent collection in Michener Library and students are encouraged to submit their work for publication.