Advantages of the Honors College
According to successful honors students, there are several
reasons to participate in the Honors College:
Classes are typically 20-22 students (often fewer than 15
students), and individually-tailored honors tutorial courses
are often available.
- Wide Range of Honors Courses
A variety of honors courses are offeredusually more
than 60 courses each fall and spring semester.
The faculty who teach honors courses are experienced members
of the OSU teaching faculty known for excellence in the classroom
as well as in their academic fields. These professors especially
enjoy working with the top undergraduate students here at
Frequent interaction with other honors students and faculty
helps build a "feeling of belonging" to the OSU academic community.
- Transcript and Diploma Distinction
Honors course credit is denoted on OSU transcripts. OSU also
places special entries on the transcripts of students who
complete the requirements for the General Honors Award, the
Departmental or College Honors Award, and The Honors College
Degree. Students earning the The Honors College Degree receive
a special honors diploma. Students from all six undergraduate
colleges have earned The Honors College Degree. An Honors
College Degree with International Study Emphasis is also an
Honors advisors in the Honors College Office provide personalized
attention to student needs and interests. All of the advisors
have earned honors program degrees, so they have personal
experience not only as honors advisors, but as honors students
Enjoy picnics, lectures, special presentations, field trips,
etc. (Special events are also scheduled for those living in
Freshmen and sophomores undertaking at least six hours of
honors work each semester and twelve honors hours any two
consecutive semesters are considered "active" participants
in The Honors College. Juniors and seniors are considered
active if they undertake at least three hours of honors work
each semester. Active participants earn the following privileges:
- use of The Honors College study lounge and computer lab
located in the basement of historic Old Central
- priority enrollment beginning with enrollment for the
- extended library check-out privileges equivalent to the
privileges given to graduate students
Honors housing is located in recently renovated Stout Hall.
Students who are active participants in The Honors College
are eligible to live in Stout Hall, subject to available space.
This coed residence hall is centrally located on the OSU campus.
Men and women are housed in separate wings of the first three
floors of Stout.
The entire environment
of honors housing is designed to be conducive to the study
needs of honors students.In addition to the academic benefits of living in honors
housing, students have the opportunity to participate in all
of the other activities available to students living in the
OSU residence halls, including intramural sports and social
activities. The honors residence hall also holds special events
for its residents.
"A great benefit of participating in The honors College was the opportunity to live in Stout Hall. The residents provided a unique atmosphere that enhanced my experience at OSU both educationally and socially." - Trey Chastain, class of 2011.
To apply for honors housing, students complete a Residential
Life Housing Contract and indicate Stout Hall as their preference
(Residential Life, Iba Hall, phone 744-5592).
here for more detailed information about Stout Hall from
OSU Residential Life.