Averett’s Honors Program

Our Honors Program gives students the opportunity to go a step beyond regular classroom study. Students explore, in-depth, selected areas of academics. Participation in the Honors Program demonstrates a commitment to scholarship and will give students an edge in graduate study or in the job market.

To earn the honors distinction, approximately 20 percent of all coursework completed must carry honors credit. The program culminates with a senior honors project.

Honors Program students may also participate in the Honors Association and attend conferences, social activities and cultural performances.

Description/Requirements (PDF)

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi
Alpha Chi is a national coeducational society whose purpose is to produce academic excellence and exemplary character among university students and to honor those achieving such distinction. The Virginia Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi was established at Averett in the spring of 1973. The Chapter seeks to stimulate a spirit of sound scholarship and devotion to truth in an atmosphere free of intellectual narrowness and personal discrimination.

Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Eta Sigma is a national freshmen honor society. Membership is based on superior scholastic attainment and is by invitation.

Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta is an international honor society based on superior academic achievement in sociology. Membership is by invitation. The purpose of the society is to promote an interest in the study of sociology and in research that will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Beta Beta Beta
Beta Beta Beta is an honor society for students who have superior academic achievement in biology. The society aims to cultivate a keen interest in the natural sciences, to stimulate an appreciation for biological research and to promote scholarship.

Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is a national dramatic fraternity. Membership is granted to advanced students in speech and dramatics.

Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society for education majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Sigma Beta Delta
Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society for business and management students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Sigma Lambda Epsilon
Sigma Lambda Epsilon is an honor society for students involved in the field of education. Selection for membership is based on outstanding performance both in and out of the classroom. It is designed to recognize accomplishments and provide professional growth for its members.

Jefferson Society
The Jefferson Society brings together students interested in public policy and public life. Society activities include having lunch and/or dinner with speakers visiting the university, viewing topical films, and taking trips to meet with politicians, journalists, academicians, civil servants, and policy analysts. Selection for membership is by application to the Society’s co-directors.