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

Aquinnah Crosby -

Tyler Aitken -

Ellen Clark -

Jose Venegas -

Alexis Taliento -

Grace Engel -

Ananya Chandra -

Charlotte Ebel -

Cassidy Snyder -

Allison Myers -

Aaron Shinn -

Anna Hill -

Latest News

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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Find Your Alum Mentor!

October 23, 2023

Find Your Alum Mentor! Interested in a potential internship, job, or mentor? The student-run Honors Advisory Program invites you to join the alumni networking program with an EXCLUSIVE honors training session. Hundreds of alumni (800+) have extended opportunities for students to connect with them for career conversations via video chat or phone. Each one is a valuable opportunity…

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Fright Night with Honors

October 23, 2023

Fright Night with Honors Join Honors on a trip to the most frightening place in Syracuse, Fright Night, one-of-a-kind haunted experience. When: Saturday, October 28th – leaving Carnegie parking lot at 6:30pm to arrive at 7pm. Limit of 11 students. Sign up fast, before you miss out!

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Honors Crocheting Class Donates Hats

October 23, 2023

Honors Crocheting Class Donates Hats HNR 210, Crocheting for a Cause, has recently made hats and donated them to a local charity! Some of these intrepid hat wearers had never held a crochet hook before this semester and look at their skills now! Watch for your chance to sign up for Crocheting for a Cause…

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