The Honors Program provides a framework that helps students develop as scholars, lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities. To support this mission we offer special Honors housing, a community for talented students who take learning seriously, respect one another and like to have fun.
The Honors Program at Elon University is a community of exceptional students from all majors. It offers all the best features of an Elon education: challenging courses with strong faculty mentors, exciting research opportunities, exposure to international perspectives through global study, and a community of faculty and student inquirers who want to be fully engaged in a rewarding academic experience.
We invite current students, prospective students and faculty to explore our Web site to learn more about our mission, curriculum, people and opportunities. Click here for a summary of the program or explore the tabs on the left for more information.
Calendar for 2017-18: Here is the draft of the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Classroom locations cannot be confirmed until the first day of class for each semester so please check back after that date for a final version. Please go ahead and add these dates to your calendar.
Check out our most recent Newsletter below, as well as past editions for a brief summary of some of the changes and developments of the Honors Program.
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Thomas Barnett was an Honors Fellow and a Presidential Scholar in the Elon University Class of 2007. His parents created the award in his memory, with $1,000 to be awarded annually to one Elon undergraduate who successfully completes a high-quality project on a topic related to improving the university experience of students with disabilities. For more information including application and deadlines, click here.
Kearns' research titled "Implications for elementary educators' abilities to accurately self-evaluate their mathematics teaching practices in relation to math anxiety levels" discusses the correlation and effects between high levels of female elementary school teachers and the fact that women tend to have higher anxiety levels when it comes to math.
An April 1 dinner and ceremony included an address by Paula Stephan, a professor of economics at Georgia Southern University who is a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar.
Kristen O'Neill's research titled, "Reading to Succeed: An examination of Interests and Motivations of Struggling Pre-Adolescent Readers," has been presented twice at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference, SURE at Elon, and most notably, at the Hawaii International Conference on Education.
Elon Honors students are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium on February 26, 2016 hosted by UNC-Greensboro’s Lloyd International Honors College.
The Hugh T. Lefler Undergraduate Award
This award is given annually by the Historical Society of North Carolina for the best research paper on North Carolina history by an undergraduate student from an accredited senior North Carolina college or university during the academic year June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites students to participate in the 2014 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience.