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Weber State University Honors Program

Wondering about Honors regalia?
The Honors Program awards Honors regalia to students enrolled in the Program at least 1 semester prior to graduation. 

Students graduating with their Associate's who have completed 12 credits of HNRS courses will receive a silver cord.
Students graduating with their Bachelor's who have completed 21 credits of HNRS courses and a senior capstone project will receive a purple silk stole. Students who have completed their Departmental Honors requirements, as determined by their major, will receive a medallion on a white satin ribbon.

GPA Honors, also known as "Institutional Honors" or "Latin Honors" (cum laude, summa cum laude, magna cum laude) are awarded through the Graduation Office and are distributed with cap and gowns. If you have an overall GPA of 3.6 or above and did not receive a purple and white cord with your cap & gown, please contact the graduation office at

Congratulations to all graduates!

Mission Statement

The mission of the WSU Honors Program is to provide a welcoming community for intellectually curious, academically adventurous students, faculty and staff.

  • We nurture excellence in this community, regardless of prior academic preparation.
  • We build this community by offering small, creative, rigorous classes; leadership opportunities; and other innovative learning experiences. 
  • We open this community to the university as a whole by organizing events that catalyze far-reaching conversations about significant issues relevant to contemporary society.

Declaración de la Misión

La misión del Programa de Honores de WSU es proporcionar una comunidad acogedora para alumnos que poseen curiosidad intelectual y que sean académicamente aventureros.

  • En esta comunidad fomentamos la excelencia, independientemente de la preparación académica previa.
  • Desarrollamos esta comunidad al proveer clases pequeñas, creativas y rigorosas; oportunidades de liderazgo y otras experiencias de aprendizaje innovadoras.
  • Abrimos esta comunidad a la universidad en su conjunto, mediante la organización de eventos que catalizan conversaciones de gran alcance con respecto a asuantos importantes de interés a la sociedad contemporánea. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Practice clear and compelling written and/or creative expression;
  • Engage in critical thinking that is open-minded, objective, and as free as possible from prejudice and presupposition;
  • Undertake the comprehension of abstract arguments and the ability to move between the general and the particular;
  • Encounter a variety of human experience, exploring both its universality and its diversity.

Honors Program Class Spotlight