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.

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Latest News

The Value of Life Symposium: April 17th

April 5, 2024

The Value of Life Symposium: April 17th The Value of Life Symposium is the 2nd Annual Honors Spring Symposium that explores the relationship between science and life. This year’s event is hosted by Heidi Hehnly, an endowed Honors professor in Humanities, as well as Karin Nisenbaum, an endowed Honors professor in Sciences and Mathematics. Sumeda Nandadasa,…

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Join Gabrielle Pinkney for her Senior Voice Recital!

April 5, 2024

Join Gabrielle Pinkney for her Senior Voice Recital! Please save the date and join Gabrielle for her senior voice recital on April 21st at 5pm in Crouse College, Setnor Auditorium. The program will include songs in foreign languages, music by African American composers, and some musical theatre pieces as well. It would mean a lot…

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Eid Sweets Gift Boxes

April 1, 2024

Eid Sweets Gift Boxes Celebrate the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan by indulging in a variety of sweets representing the multicultural Muslim Ummah! Students will be distributing Eid Sweets for those who donate to mutual aid for families in Palestine, Sudan, and Congo. In your box, you may choose 3 of the following…

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Equitable Energy Transitions: March 28th

March 8, 2024

Equitable Energy Transitions with André de Ruyter: March 28th in 228 Schine 11:00am-12:00pm Light Refreshments 12:00pm-2:00pm Lecture & Discussion In his lecture, André de Ruyter will discuss innovative business solutions that enable the responsible yet accelerated decarbonization of the energy sector. He will highlight the importance of considering the legitimate concerns of those invested in the…

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