Perks, Privileges, and Opportunities

  • Priority registration  
  • Special honors-only sections of classes
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • 24/7 use of computers, free printing, and copying in Honors Hall
  • Mentoring relationships with distinguished faculty members and upper-level students
  • A competitive edge in applying for graduate school programs and full-time jobs
  • Living and Learning Housing Communities (Rothermel Hall and Honors Hall Apartments)
Privileges & Opportunities
  • Extended library privileges
  • State System of Higher Education summer Honors Study Abroad program
  • Opportunity to participate in NCHC Regional Conferences & PASSHE Honors Conference
  • Membership in Honors Club (and leadership opportunities on committees!)
  • Ability to attend activities and events such as lectures, socials, on-campus events, and off-campus trips!
Honors at Commencement
  • Honors medal and cord awarded at the annual Senior Banquet
  • Recognition in the commencement program of graduating Honors Students who have fulfilled Honors requirements
  • The distinction of the “Honors Program Graduate” on your transcript

Successful completion of the Honors Program includes completing at least 21 credits of Honors coursework with a grade of "B" or higher, attaining a minimum cumulative quality point average of 3.25, completing the service component, the living + learning component, and the Capstone Project.

Quotation Mark

The Kutztown University Honors Program has provided me with multiple opportunities and pathways to success. Attending the PASSHE Honors Student Conference gave me the opportunity to network with other PASSHE Students and develop life-long friendships. Because of that formative experience, my fellow honor students and I created the peer mentorship program. As a Kutztown Honors Student, I was provided with the support and encouragement I needed to thrive. KU Honors enabled me to develop the tools and strengths I needed to succeed in my career as a Paralegal.

-Bethany Brenner, Class of 2021