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Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College Documents and Forms

The Honors College is a community of scholars where critical thinking, curiosity, imagination and creativity are encouraged. Challenging courses, spirited debate, international study, and research projects can all be part of the Honors College experience.


Honors Cafe Schedule

Honors Cafés are required weekly opportunities for Honors Scholars to commune with one another and Honors Faculty to discuss, learn about, investigate and share on a wide variety of topics. Honors Café meets on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, EST. Honors Café are in person the first Tuesday of each month, with other meetings virtually. For more information on the schedule check STEP and the calendar here.

Event Schedule
Attendance at Honors College events will be credited according to a flexible points system. All students are expected to accumulate at least 50 points in a semester in order to stay eligible for their scholarships and their Honors College privileges.

RCN Honors College Handbook
The RCN Honors College Handbook describes the programs, requirements, and benefits of the RCNHC, as well as imparting other important information.

Sample Honors Syllabi
These are sample RCN Honors College Syllabi for students to review. Each syllabus includes the course rationale, goals, measurable student learning outcomes and more.


Activities Record
Students must only count events they have attended from start to finish. The points earned for each activity should be circled and subtotaled for each month. If a student has attended an event not listed but pre-authorized by the Dean, include the program and a brief explanation on this form and submit in the Honors College Blackboard site.

Honors Application
This is an application for admission to the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College, specifically the Discipline-Specific Honors Programs (covering 9 majors) and the Parsons General Honors Program (covering all majors). Students who have received letters of automatic acceptance into the RCN Honors College do not need to apply; all others must.

Customization Form
Proposal for Honors Credit for a Customized Honors Course

This form must be typed and handed into the Honors Office at least 2 weeks before classes begin for the semester in which the Customized Course will take place. Only students who have successfully completed their capstone Honors course may request a customization.

Recommendation Request Form
This form must be completed and returned at least three weeks (excluding holidays and final exam weeks) before the letter is needed.