The University Honors Program offers a social and academic community for qualifying students who seek to enhance their classroom and co-curricular experiences. As a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the national organizing body for college and university Honors, we seek to enrich the RWU experience by:
- Providing opportunities to achieve excellence through intellectual and creative scholarship
- Fostering citizenship and social responsibility through leadership in and engagement with local and global communities
The University Honors Program prepares students through engaged scholarship, service, and leadership. The curriculum focuses on civic action and reflection, delivered through academic and co-curricular experiences and the practice of civil discourse. We pursue academic excellence that makes a difference.
As the university’s first Living-Learning Community, the program provides Honors housing, including quiet study areas and an activities and seminar space. Co-curricular opportunities and cultural events supplement students’ coursework and academic requirements. Official transcripts awarded to Honors students document their completion of this prestigious and rewarding program.
Membership and Eligibility
Any prospective or current RWU undergraduate student meeting the established criteria for academic excellence may be eligible for the University Honors Program. For further information, please contact the Honors Program Director, Dr. William Palm (email@example.com, 401-254-3750).
Prospective students who complete the Honors Program application (included within the Common App) will be considered for admission into the program. Applicants minimally have earned cumulative averages of a B+ in major subjects and demonstrate a strong interest in being a member of the RWU Honors Living-Learning Community. The selection committee also considers the number of honors and advanced placement courses taken in high school, academic recognition, community service experience, and extra-curricular activities and leadership.
Currently enrolled Roger Williams University students performing with academic distinction within their first two semesters are encouraged to apply provided they are able to complete all program requirements through their remaining course of study. Transfer students of academic distinction may also apply for Honors Program membership.
 Students admitted to the Honors program after their first semester at RWU or as transfer students will work with the Honors Director to determine an appropriate curriculum.