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Academic Honors

USK Honors Program

The USK Honors Program is designed for academically dedicated, intellectually curious students who want to deepen their education with an interdisciplinary program of shared texts, lectures, cultural experiences, and seminar discussions.  Participants will hone their analytic skills and expand their intellectual horizons in a discussion-based, once-weekly Honors Seminar.  Reading, lectures, and cultural experiences typically take place outside of class time.

General Program Details and Requirements
The USK Honors Program is open to all majors. Students must:
– Have and maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
– Complete the Friday morning Honors Seminar each Fall semester.
– Attend two Forum lectures per semester.
– Attend one USK Academic Senate-approved cultural event per semester.
– Complete three 400-level or 500-level electives.
– Meet regularly with an Honors advisor.

President’s List and Dean’s List Honorees

Each semester, academic excellence is recognized by the publication of the President’s List and the Dean’s List.  Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of twelve credit hours of degree applicable courses in the term to be considered for inclusion.  

Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, University President, is pleased to announce the names of undergraduate students who attained the achievement of President’s List for the most recent semester. These students earned a grade point average of 4.00.


Dr. Tina Keating, Chief Academic Officer, is proud to announce the names of students who earned a term grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99 and have been named to the Dean’s List for the most recent semester.



Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

ODK is a leadership honor society that strives for excellence in leadership and character development. To be eligible, students must have a grade point average in the top 35% of their class while a sophomore or higher. Inducted members have the honor of wearing a special ODK honor cord on graduation day as a part of their regalia and will also receive recognition in the graduation program. Students may also refer to their ODK membership on resumes and graduate school applications.