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Honors Institute

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Benefits & Obligations


  • At a student’s request, the Honors Coordinator will send letters to scholarship committees, prospective employers or baccalaureate institutions indicating the student’s participation in the program.¬†Please provide the coordinators with ample time to compose your letter or fulfill your request.
  • Completion of the Honors Institute Program is officially noted on diplomas, transcripts, and in the graduation program.
  • Honors classes are more intimate (15-18 students) and offer more individualized instruction.
  • Individualized academic, career, and transfer counseling.
  • Opportunities to travel to and present research at local and regional academic conferences.
  • Smaller seminar-style classes
  • Students receive an Honors Chord to wear at commencement.
  • Students who graduate successfully from the Honors Institute are eligible to participate in transfer agreements between SUNY Niagara and area colleges and universities.


  • At least six hours of 200 or higher courses, including two credits of Honors Colloquium, are required for successful completion of the program.¬†Students are required to enroll in the colloquium in the initial semester of Honors unless their schedule makes enrollment impossible.
  • A minimum of 14 credit hours in Honors courses for the Honors Program and 18 credit hours in the Presidential Scholars Program are required.
  • Students enrolled in the Program will register in a minimum of one Honors course per semester.
  • Service Learning Project and Presentation


Pamela Lange
Assistant Professor
Location: E-227