Being a part of the Honors community has its benefits:
- Personalized Attention — With small class sizes, all Shawnee State students receive personalized attention from faculty. As an Honors student, you are matched with an Honors Mentor, a special faculty member who provides advice and support throughout your education.
- Experiential Learning — Honors students receive up to $1,000 to support education outside of the classroom. This money can be used for field study, Study Abroad, clinical experiences, participation in apprenticeships, fellowships, internships, or practicums, or other activities that enhance education.
- Priority Registration — Honors students receive priority registration dates, helping you tailor your schedule to best meet your education goals and timeline.
- Honors & Scholars Living Learning Community — You may apply to live in special campus housing with your Honors peers, helping you make friends who share your passion for learning.
- Publish in The Appalachian Scholar Journal — Honors students may contribute works for publication in SSU's undergraduate Honors Program journal.
- Co-curricular Experience — As an Honors student, each semester you will have an opportunity to participate in learning events such as special field trips and related activities.
- Research — You will have the opportunity each year to participate in research and present your work at our Honors Symposia.
- Honors Curriculum — Honors students take eight honors courses that are specially tailored to help you get the most from your education. These include Honors Conferences that feature in-depth individual projects in many of the general education courses you already take. You can then turn one of your conference projects into an Honors Capstone project that demonstrates mastery of the topic.
- Honors Regalia — When it's time to graduate, we want you to proudly celebrate your achievements. Honors students receive a special medal worn during commencement.