Honors Research Opportunities

The University Honors Program is committed to encouraging student research and scholarship, and our students are very accomplished in this regard as evidenced by their attendance and participation at professional conferences and their creative performances and productions. Honors students are encouraged to seek research collaborations with faculty within their major and as part of the honors experience throughout their time at RWU. In addition, students are required to complete an Honors Senior Capstone Project as part of the honors curriculum.

Opportunities for Research

Honors students work closely with the faculty in HONR-designated classes and with mentors and advisors in their fields of study. The Honors Program works closely with students and their advisors to identify pathways to place students in ongoing or brand-new research projects, including ongoing interdisciplinary and participatory-action research on environmental issues, public health, and inclusive community development. Funding to support Honors students' research opportunities is available via the Provost's Fund for Student Research, which holds two competitive funding cycles per academic year (Oct 15 and Feb 8). Honors students also can present their findings and network with other students and faculty at the annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (nchchonors.org) and the Northeast Regional Honors Conference (nrhchonors.org).

Honors Experiential Learning Grant

University Honors students are  guaranteed a $2,000 grant (taken off bill) for one semester to support their research, studying abroad, a community engagement project, or an internship undertaken in their junior or senior year.

Academic Excellence Award

Students who achieve an overall 3.6 GPA or higher at the end of the academic year will receive the Academic Excellence Award, providing an additional $1,000 towards their next year’s tuition.