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Gordon & Judy Dutile Honors Program

Goals of the Program

  • To enhance the academic learning of students beyond that received in the typical classroom environment
  • To develop student leaders
  • To provide opportunities for intercultural experiences and intellectual exchange
  • To encourage students to develop a lifelong commitment to spiritual discipline and development

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Dutile Honors Program, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • ACT score of 28 or higher or SAT score of 1230 or higher (combined verbal and quantitative scores)
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Complete and submit the Scholars Day Application
  • Attend Scholars Day to complete an on-campus interview and the writing component for the Honors Program

Why should you be an Honors Scholar?

As an Honors scholar, SBU will build upon your leadership potential and accomplishments through opportunities to participate in:

  • Honors-specific courses that provide scholastic enrichment, practical application and professional development
  • Honors Colloquium for sophomore and junior scholars
  • Senior Honors Capstone Experience in which you complete a project or research in your field of study, including the integration of faith and discipline
  • Early enrollment for classes
  • Centralized academic advising with Dutile Honors Program faculty and faculty in your major
  • Professional development opportunities at Honors conferences
  • Special cultural opportunities
  • Recognition on transcript and at graduation

If you wish to make application to the Dutile Honors Program, please contact your admissions counselor at (417) 328-1810 for the Scholars Day application.