Honors Program

We are an undergraduate academic program for students who want to dig deep and broaden and enrich their intellectual inquiry in and out of the classroom. We offer small, unique seminars across a diversity of disciplines, where approaches to learning are creative, challenging, and focused on your curiosity. Members complete Honors coursework and a senior capstone project, and earn an “RU Honors Program” transcript distinction upon graduation. 


Students who complete the Honors Program gain notable academic distinction and preparation for graduate school, professional success, and life as socially conscious leaders. RU Honors is where critical thinking, your learning in your major and our program’s emphasis on engaged scholarship intersect. There is no cost to Honors Program membership and it adds distinct value to your RU undergraduate degree.

Honors Exchange students working on a group project


We prioritize–in our courses and programming–lively discussion, collaboration, and any chance we can to explore the city of Chicago.

Honors Exchange Students in a Seminar.


We provide Honors scholarships and wrap-around academic support, facilitate close faculty mentorship, and connect students to major professional and leadership opportunities.

In Chicago’s North Lawndale: Roosevelt accounting student Bajesh Punjwani, Mansfield’s Lyly Harrington, Roosevelt sociology students Edgar Moreno and Shanti Brown, Roosevelt professor Edward Green and Mansfield’s Nancy Michaels.


We constantly devise and revise our unique curriculum and programming to allow for creative and deep inquiry. The classroom and the city are our settings and laboratories for intellectual experimentation and exploration.

Submit the interest form to begin the application process!

We review applications (which include short essays, an academic letter of recommendation, and a strong writing sample) holistically, but recommend an incoming GPA of 3.25 or higher.

For More Information

Visit our blog to learn more about the Roosevelt University Honors Program, scholarship opportunities and examples of previous work. 


Meet some of our students who have successfully completed the Roosevelt University Honors Program 

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RU Honors Program