Welcome to Honors

The Renée Crown University Honors Program students begin with the First Year Experience, where they are paired with peers and a student mentor, engage in a semester of shared activities, and gain awareness of campus life. Honors students excel in attaining scholarships, awards, fellowships, recognition at professional conferences, publication, internships, and entrance to graduate school and service organizations.

At graduation, Honors students have completed a rigorous curriculum that represents breadth, collaborative capacity, global awareness, command of language, and depth. Each student completes a three-semester, independent thesis, and has contributed to community and campus civic engagement.

Funding Opportunities

In the Honors Program we are dedicated to supporting our students in their research endeavors, study abroad, and their overall professional development.  Through our generous donors and supporters, we have the privilege of extending these opportunities to students in the Renée Crown University Honors Program.

Honors can fund the following activities for Honors students:

  • Professional Development Grant: Receive $1,000 to attend a conference, professional training, or activity that enhances career development.
  • Internship Grant:  Receive $3,500 to defray the cost of living or other expenses associated with taking on an internship.
  • Study Abroad Grant: Receive $1,500 to help defray travel costs associated with studying abroad.
  • Thesis Funding Support: Receive up to $5,000 toward research costs for the Honors Thesis project.

Latest News

Arts Without Borders

By Danielle Smith | March 19, 2019

Honors course, Arts Without Borders, exposes students to diverse forms of Art throughout the semester.  Here students visited the Everson Museum of Art to view the show “Female Artists over 60.” Students are pictured with Honors Deputy Director Kate Hanson and baby Sebastian.  Photo by class instructor Jonathan English.

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And Justice for All…?

By Karen | March 12, 2019

And Justice for All…?  “Cripping” the Comic Con 2019 Saturday, April 13, 2019 * 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Syracuse University – Schine Student Center Our sixth “Cripping” the Comic Con — “And Justice for All…?” — focuses on disability justice, freedom of expression, and comics culture in today’s world. *Graphic Memoirs and Disability *Design…

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Alumni Brianna Collins and Kate Marolf share about work, creativity and finding your professional path

By Danielle Smith | March 1, 2019

Honors alumni Brianna Collins (Communications Design, 2010) and Deputy Director, Creative Content, Education for the Council on Foreign Relations and Kate Marolf (Communications Design, 2010) and Senior Graphic Designer and Manager for the Gap, met with students to talk about their professional trajectories, how to transfer skills and interests across diverse career paths, the intersections between education…

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Spring Research Presentations at the National Baseball Hall of Fame

By Danielle Smith | February 25, 2019

In Professor Rick Burton’s fall Honors’ Baseball in American Culture course, students conduct a semester-long research project on a topic of their choice. Students then have the option of submitting their work to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, for presentation at the Hall’s annual Cooperstown Symposium. Papers by Professor Burton and…

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Honors by the Numbers

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