Honors Point System

The Reaud Honors College’s system of Honor Points is designed for the use of both the Honors Council and the Honors Student Association to promote active participation and involvement of Honors College students in the several areas of extracurricular life that will contribute most to their overall development as scholars, citizens, and leaders.  Honor Points will also provide a quantitative basis for:
  • Allocation of new scholarships
  • Assessment of continued eligibility for scholarships
  • Qualification for Honors College Graduate status
  • Evaluation of requests for research and study grants


The Honor Points system applies to assessing continued eligibility for scholarships only insofar as it provides a quantitative measure of elements in the original scholarship agreement.  Specifically, it provides a mechanism of evaluating the scholarship recipient's agreement to "participate fully in all Honors College activities".  The categories of activity are as follows:

Service | Leadership | Cultural Events | Honors Activities

Service - Adopt-A-Beach

SERVICE -

Minimum of 25 points expected for Reaud Honors College Graduate status

Definition of Activity and Accrual of Points:  Two categories of service will be recognized:

DIRECT service – Engagement in an activity that directly benefits the target population such as food bank, home building, and tutoring.
One hour DIRECT service = 1 point.
INDIRECT service – Engagement in support activities such as committee work, organization and
One hour INDIRECT service = 0.5 point.

Documentation:  Click here for the Service Activity report form, fill it out describing the activity and the number of hours worked. 

LEADERSHIP -

No minimum points required

Definition of Activity and Accrual of Points:  Two categories of leadership are recognized:

ELECTED office in student organization = 2 points
APPOINTED office in student organization = 1 point

Documentation:  Click here for the Leadership form, describes the position and organization; indicate whether it is elective or appointive.

CULTURAL EVENTS -

Minimum of 20 points expected for Reaud Honors College Graduate status

Definition of Activity and Accrual of Points:  Cultural events may include lectures, concerts, performances,  plays, and art exhibit openings. 
Each activity = 1 point.

Documentation:  Click here for the Cultural Events form, fill out the events attended and attach any documentation.


HONORS COLLEGE ACTIVITIES -

Minimum of 25 points expected for Reaud Honors College Graduate status

Definition of Activity and Accrual of Points:  Honors College activities include attendance at meetings, receptions, field trips, parties, etc. 
Each activity = 1 point.

Documentation:  Students will sign in on official sheets at each event.  No further documentation is necessary.

A minimum of 70 total Honor Points will be required to become an Reaud Honors College Graduate.  This will be in addition to the standing requirement of 23-26 hours of Honors classes and a 3.4 GPA.  Transfer students may submit a resume of activities during their enrollment at another institution, which will be evaluated by the Reaud Honors College Dean, with Honor Points being allocated according to the same criteria indicated above.

Documentation (on official forms) of activities qualifying for Honor Points should be submitted to the Reaud Honors College Office before the last class day of the semester in which the points were accrued.  Materials on Service, Leadership, and Cultural Activities will be assessed by the Executive Committee of the Honors Student Association.  (Revised 11/2016)