Interested in being part of a community at Southeast that fosters both your academic and extracurricular interests?

The Jane Stephens Honors Program will sharpen your intellectual strengths to help you get a head start toward your future. Our goal is not only to meet the needs of highly-motivated, academically-exceptional students, but also to encourage the pursuit of their scholarly and creative goals. Students in the Honors Program can expect more individualized attention from their instructors, educational opportunities tailored to their interests and aspirations, and to work with a team of dedicated Honors professionals whose aim is to ensure an experience that is both academically rigorous and personally fulfilling.

Hear what our students have to say

"There’s a lot of neat opportunities to connect with faculty, to come to events, to participate in programs. If you’re looking for something like the honors program, it’s great because there are lots of other people like yourself that you can connect with and become friends with."

Brady Nahlik, Honors Program Student

Brady Nahlik smiles for a portrait.

Student Research Conference

Each year this conference showcases research from both undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines. You as students get the chance to professionally present your research to others.

Application for Admission to the Honors Program


To be admitted to the program, your cumulative GPA must be 3.50 or higher with at least 15 credit hours completed, including transfer hours. Students with fewer than 15 hours of college credit must have either at least a 3.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent), or have a 3.50-3.74 GPA and an ACT score of 27 or higher. Incoming freshmen students who do not initially meet these requirements will be able to apply for acceptance into the program when/if they meet the GPA and course completion conditions.

Honors Contract Creation and Completion Deadlines

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    Summer Semester Contract Director's Approval Deadline is Friday, June 7th at 4 pm, regardless of the course session.

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    All contracts must be marked either "Completed" or "Unfinished" by Thursday, August 1st at 5 pm.

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