Special Benefits and Resources for University Honors Students

The Honors Program sponsors a variety of cultural activities and special events for students each year, including the Honors Students Symposium and the Honors Art Exhibition. In addition, certain privileges are awarded to members of the Honors Program to support their academic endeavors.

Benefits and Resources

Students completing the Honors Program diploma criteria will graduate with a specially notated Honors diploma and key.

Incoming first-year Honors students are assured academic scholarships through the University's scholarship selection process, provided appropriate application materials are submitted on time.

Honors students may apply for fellowships to assist with international study, research or service projects through the University's Cordell W. Hull International Fellows Fund.

Honors students may apply for fellowships to assist with Honors Thesis projects and for travel funds to present their research at scholarly or professional conferences. Outstanding thesis projects may be eligible for additional fellowships through the Patrick F. Palermo Honors Program Founders Fund.

Honors students receive priority registration (as determined by the Registrar's Office each semester).

Honors students receive special library benefits, including the use of an Honors Study Room and book loaning privileges:

  • UD Max Books = 200
  • UD Loan Period = 56 days, 1 renewal
  • Maximum "holds" = 100
  • Max OhioLink = 200
  • Max OhioLink Loan Period = 21 days
  • Ms. Heidi Gauder, Library faculty, offers periodic workshops to all thesis writers to support their research projects.
  • The use of Roesch Library Room 403 for group or individual study.  (See circulation desk staff to check out room key.)
  • The use of Roesch Library Room 205 for group or individual study (available only after 5pm weekdays). (University ID swipe access)
  • Honors students are eligible to apply for three University Library Honors internships each year.

The Honors Student Center (Rooms 120-122) in Alumni Hall is available for study, meetings or academic on-line conferences:

  • The space is available during regular work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. every day.
  • This is considered a quiet zone for studying.
  • The room may be reserved for Honors student meetings of up to 15 people (contact Ms. Jill Talley for reservations).
  • The room and equipment may be reserved for Honors student academic on-line conferences (contact Ms. Jill Talley for reservations).

The Associate Director for Fellowship Advising assists students considering graduate school and students applying for prestigious awards and national competitive fellowships.

Honors students may participate in the annual Honors Art Competition and Exhibit.

Honors students can enjoy the cultural arts on campus and in the Dayton area (within a 35-mile radius of campus) with help from the University Honors Program:

  • We will subsidize tickets (for you and a friend)―half the cost of the ticket up to $10 each―for Dayton-area cultural events. Just bring us your ticket stub and the receipt in person within 30 days of the performance.
  • See the Cultural Events Calendar (.xlsx) for details about many upcoming events.

The Career Services liaison, Assistant Director Sherry Stimmel, can be contacted for career advice at 937.229.2063.