Honors Program

Honors Program and Undergraduate Research

The Honors Program at Fayetteville State University promotes inclusive excellence, recognizing and rewarding outstanding academic achievement throughout the curriculum. As part of University College, the Honors Program creates incentives for all students to achieve at a level that leads to graduation with distinction in a timely manner. The Honors Program also provides opportunities for students who are high-achieving students who are looking to excel their educational experience through research or creative activity, experiential learning, and co-curricular engagement. The Honors Program prepares students to excel in their careers, to become civic leaders, and to achieve personal well-being.

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Honors Program Criteria

Students that successfully complete the Honors Program should demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate and analyze information
  • Acquire, organize and interpret new knowledge
  • Think critically
  • Effectively communicate both orally and written
  • Develop a plan for personal, academic and professional growth
  • Broaden appreciation for community engagement
Honors Program
University Honors Scholarship Program


  • Entered as first-time freshman
  • Not an Early College High School graduate
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.2
  • Minimum credit hours earned: 15/semester or 30/year

Honors Membership: Automatic


  • Award: $750/year
  • Renewal: up to 3 years


  • University Honors Scholar
  • Graduation: 4-Year Graduation Award
Academic Circle of Excellence Scholarship Program


  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.2
  • Minimum credit hours earned: 15/semester or 30/year
  • less than or equal to 60 credit hours earned

Honors Membership: Upon application


  • Award: $750/year
  • Renewal: 3.2, 30 hrs, 4 points/year


  • ACE Scholar
  • Graduation (21 points): ACE Scholar


FSU Honors Club

The purpose of the Honors Club is to provide a forum that promotes academic excellence in all disciplines through scholarship, leadership, service by exchanging information and engaging in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Membership Criteria

  • Any full-time undergraduate student
  • Recipient of merit based scholarship (i.e., Global Scholarship, Valeria Fleming STEM Scholarship) and/or evidence of academic excellence by presenting strong letter of faculty support,
  • GPA (unofficial transcript),
  • Evidence of leadership and service
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Completed minimum of 15 credit hours in the previous semester
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (Rho Beta Chapter)

National general scholarship honor society open to juniors/seniors in all academic areas to promote high scholarship; to encourage sincere and zealous endeavor in all fields of knowledge and service; to cultivate a high order of personal living; and to develop an appreciation for scholarly work and scholarly endeavor in others.

Membership Criteria

  • Junior/Senior
  • Complete minimum 50% of credit hours at FSU
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3