Missouri Western State University
From acceptance into the honors program until graduation, honors students at Missouri Western have opportunities to enhance their college experience. As incoming freshmen, students may receive high value renewable scholarships. Our Honors and Scholars registration for incoming students, and subsequent priority registration status, ensures that honors students can enroll in their chosen classes. As residents on campus, they can choose to live in the honors wing of Vasalakos Hall and have use of the Honors Lounge computers and meeting spaces within the Honors Office. Since freshmen and sophomores are pursuing General Studies Honors, they have opportunities to get to know each other and work closely with faculty members in smaller classes. Socialization experiences are supplemented by membership in our Student Honors Organization (SHO). Through our colloquia, students often develop projects to present at regional conferences. As juniors and seniors, honors students may pursue Majors Honors, working closely with a faculty mentor on a project of their own design within their discipline. These projects culminate in regional/national presentations or submissions to journals.