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

Blackstone Launchpad Tour for Honors Students: April 5th

March 7, 2024

Blackstone Launchpad Tour for Honors Students: April 5th at 11am Honors students are invited to visit the Blackstone Launchpad to learn how you can get involved with this incredible campus resource. The Launchpad is located on the first floor of Bird Library, and it is the place to be for all inventors and innovators on…

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Jeremy Todd Shinder ’24 Named a 2024 VPA Scholar

February 16, 2024

Jeremy Todd Shinder ’24 Named a 2024 VPA Scholar Jeremy Todd Shinder, a film major in the Department of Film and Media Arts, has been named a 2024 VPA Scholar! The Scholars program is the highest undergraduate academic honor within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as it recognizes the achievements of the college’s…

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ITS MakerSpace Tour for Honors Students

February 15, 2024

ITS MakerSpace Tour for Honors Students: February 27th at 5:30pm Honors students are invited to visit the ITS MakerSpace to learn about the ways this space can help you during your time on campus. The MakerSpace is a free resource for students, faculty and staff. The group tour will begin at 5:30pm at MakerSpace. After…

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Submissions for the SA Sustainability Form Green Innovation Competition are Open!

February 15, 2024

Submissions for the SA Sustainability Form Green Innovation Competition are Open! Honors students are encouraged to participate in this year’s Green Innovation Competition, organized by the SA Sustainability Forum. The goal of this competition is to encourage interdisciplinary solutions to address sustainability concerns within the Syracuse University community, both short and long-term. Available to undergraduates…

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Spring Break Honors Thesis Bootcamp – March 13-15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Are you staying on campus for Spring Break? Join us for our thesis boot camp. The concept is simple: we give you a quiet, warm place to crank out your thesis work and we feed you lunch. You sign up to work on your thesis from 11am-4pm each day in Bowne, March 13-15. The office…

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