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

Gabrielle Pinkney ’24 Named a 2024 VPA Scholar

February 12, 2024

Gabrielle Pinkney ’24 Named a 2024 VPA Scholar Gabrielle Pinkney, a senior in the Setnor School of Music, has been named a 2024 VPA Scholar! Often referred to as the highest undergraduate honor in the college, the VPA Scholar Program awards 12 seniors every year based on academic performance and service to the community. As…

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Sit with Honors at MLK Celebration ’24

January 3, 2024

Sit with Honors at MLK Celebration ’24 The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held on January 21, 2024. Dinner begins at 5pm, but come early to enjoy the art work and talk with friends; then eat a delicious traditional meal and stay for the uplifting program. The featured speaker for…

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Honors Thesis Bootcamp – January 10-12, 2024

December 15, 2023

Honors Thesis Bootcamp – January 10-12, 2024 Honors Juniors and Seniors, make the most of your winter break with us! Work on your thesis project with support from your peers, Honors staff, librarians, and one super supportive dog! The bootcamp is from 12pm to 5pm, the W/Th/F before spring semester starts. This is a time…

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Submissions for the SU Songwriters Showcase are Open!

October 27, 2023

Submissions for the SU Songwriters Showcase are Open! The SU Songwriter Showcase, organized by HNR 340, is looking for student performers from a range of musical backgrounds. Solo acts or stripped-down performances from bands are encouraged, but any submissions will be accepted for reviewing! Submissions are due on November 1st, and the showcase will take…

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Africa and the Western Media’s Blind Spots

October 26, 2023

Africa and the Western Media’s Blind Spots Newhouse is hosting a discussion with Nigerian journalist David Adeleke on the misrepresentations of Africa in the Western media and how Africans are changing the narrative. Adeleke is the Africa editor at Rest of World, a media company dedicated to capturing people’s experiences with technology outside the West.…

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