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.

Funding Recipient Stories

Tyler Aitken -

Ellen Clark -

Jose Venegas -

Alexis Taliento -

Grace Engel -

Ananya Chandra -

Charlotte Ebel -

Cassidy Snyder -

Allison Myers -

Aaron Shinn -

Anna Hill -

Colin Mashkuri -

Latest News

Alumni Update

February 15, 2012

Honors alum Chris Cresswell,’11 will be having the world premiere of his Nocturne No. 1 for Winds this Saturday Feb. 18th at 2 pm in Setnor Auditorium. The work is a transcription of his solo piano work Nocturne No. 1 “Lonely Tonight”, originally commissioned by the Society for New Music for the 2011 Cazenovia Counterpoint…

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Civic Engagement Interest Meeting

January 26, 2012

This Friday, January 27 @ 3:00 pm in 313 Bowne Hall.   We will be holding a general interest meeting for all of our Honors supported civic programs and you’re invited to participate.  313 Bowne Hall is right across the hall from the Honors Suite. The coordinators of the following programs will be on hand…

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Abroad Experience

January 25, 2012

Many Honors students who spend time abroad or off campus doing the Honors Course Substitution option put together captivating  journals that are just too good not to share. So we’ve decided to introduce an ‘Abroad Experience’ feature to our blog.  Every so often we’ll publish an excerpt from a student  journal as a snapshot of their experiences…

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SU Abroad Information Session

January 24, 2012

Are you interested in going to study abroad?   Here’s your chance to stop dreaming and start planning. SU Abroad is hosting an information meeting this week to promote ALL summer programs for 2012. The meeting will take place this Thursday, 1/26 at 4:00pm at the SU Abroad office.   And remember, Honors has a…

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Interested in funding for your Capstone Project?

January 17, 2012

The Honors Program offers prestigious Crown/Wise awards that can provide up to $5,000 to support Capstone Projects.  We awarded more than a dozen scholarships last year; we anticipate similar numbers this year.  The current round of awards is designed for juniors, but seniors can also apply. Go to the Capstone Interactive Orange for details on…

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