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
  • Special commemorative band for the diploma to recognize Honors achievement
  • 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

Being a member of Kutztown's Honors Program has provided me with multiple avenues for academic and social success. Last year, I had the opportunity to study politics and culture in Belize with the Honors PASSHE summer study abroad program. Studying abroad with honors allowed me to develop friendships with honors students from other PASSHE schools, get credit toward my degree, and travel outside of the country for free! I was also able to apply for an Honor's scholarship that helped fund my capstone research project in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Being a transfer student, it can often be difficult to get all the credits you need and still graduate on time. With the help of KU Honors, I will not only be able to graduate on time, but a semester early!

-Kristyn Rohrer, Class of 2018