AU Honors Program

AU Honors Program

AU Honors Program graphicScholarship, Leadership, and Servanthood

At Anderson University, the Honors Program encourages its members to build a community and grow together during their undergraduate studies. Each semester, students take one discussion-based course together, which bonds them as a cohort while simultaneously meeting liberal arts requirements.

Students in our honors program have the benefits of early move-in and orientation as freshmen, access to our Honors Lounge in the library, additional advising from our co-directors, and opportunities to conduct individual research with faculty members. In addition to this community and support, our honors scholars receive a $500 scholarship each year in addition to any other merit-based scholarships for which they may qualify.

Outside of their classrooms, our honors scholars are engaged in campus activities, including service and leadership roles. Scholars are athletes both on intercollegiate and intramural teams as well as dancers, musicians, leaders in student government, and participants in events. Students in our honors program are among the most engaged on campus, with the support to excel in all of the areas about which they are passionate. 

Our students also participate in international experiences through Tri-S and study abroad. We believe these experiences are an asset to a student's education and work with them individually to make sure they can study abroad without lengthening their studies or taking on course overloads. 

We have two main routes for entry into the program.

  1. Attend Academic Honors Day if invited and able. This event takes place in November each year. 
  2. Fill out the application and include a résumé and letter of recommendation. We will consider any interested students. Typically, our scholars earn at least 1200 on the SAT (pre-2017, verbal plus math) and at least a 3.5 GPA in high school.

For more information, contact the Honors Program co-directors.