Honors Program: Requirements & Council

Honors Admissions Requirements

The Honors Program works closely with Admissions to develop guidelines for selecting a group of top students from every class of applicants to the university. In a given application cycle, this normally involves a minimum high-school GPA of 3.5, and a minimum combined math/verbal SAT score of 1050, though both figures may fluctuate somewhat. Once a group of candidates is identified, these candidates are notified of their eligibility to apply for the Honors Program. They then have the opportunity to submit an application, which typically involves a short essay response to a question. The Honors Council examines these responses and from them selects an incoming class of Honors students—approximately twenty each year.


Meet Our Council/Faculty

Liz Moore, MFA
Assistant Professor of Writing
Honors Program Director

Shannon Brown, MSLS
Executive Director of Library Services

Brett Buckridge, MS
Director of Residence Life

Lauren Campbell, MA
Executive Director of Admissions

Dr. Kimberly Dasch-Yee, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Kathryn Hayes, PhD
Professor of Nursing

Father Mark Hunt, STD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
SEPCHE Honors Conference Coordinator

Dr. Gina MacKenzie, PhD
Assistant Professor of Writing
Writing Program Director