Dutile Honors Program Requirements
The Dutile Honors Program has four components: academic, servant leadership, intercultural experience, and spiritual. Honors Program Scholars are required to demonstrate growth in each of these areas.
Students who are selected to participate in the Honors Program are required to complete the following components:
- Complete Honors University Seminar (1 hour), Honors Critical Thinking (1 hour) and Honors Introduction to Fine Arts (3 hours). Each of these courses meet requirements for General Education.
- Honors Fundamentals of Speech (3 hours)
- Honors Composition (3 hours)
- Honors LIFE Economics (3 hours)
- Honors US History I (3 hours)
- Complete at least two of the following (each of these courses complete requirements for General Education):
- Complete the Honors Colloquium during the sophomore and junior years
- Complete the Senior Honors Capstone Experience
- Maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25
Servant Leadership Component
Students enrolled in the Honors Program will be required to participate in a minimum of one leadership activity. This position must provide a service for a legitimate need and improve or develop the student’s leadership skills. Leadership opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the Service and Leadership Training (SALT), University Ambassadors, Student Government or University Activities positions, and Welcome Week leadership roles.
Intercultural Experience Component
An essential experience for prepared University graduates is learning about and engaging in a different culture. Honors Scholars will be required to complete an intercultural experience that allows them to engage in a different culture. Engagement implies both a mental action of learning about the culture and an interpersonal aspect of dynamically interacting within the culture. Intercultural experiences may take place within the United States or abroad. Activities may include, but are not limited to, mission trips, study abroad semesters, and international learning opportunities.
Honors Scholars will be encouraged to develop a lifelong commitment to spiritual discipline and development. An activity must demonstrate commitment to spiritual discipline, provide new spiritual insights and application for the insights, and bring a unique element to a student’s spiritual journey. Possible activities include, but are not limited to, mission projects, Bible studies, and mentoring/accountability groups.