Honors Program

at Averett University

Go beyond regular classes with Averett University’s Honors Program, which offers specially designed courses, international travel opportunities – our honors students have been everywhere from China to South Africa to Austria – and a senior project where you’ll bring everything together.  You’ll explore selected academic subjects in depth, and that will give you an edge when you’re preparing for graduate study or for the job market.

Students in the Honors Program maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.2 and take 20% of their courses with the honors credit distinction. They may also take part in the Honors Association and attend conferences, social activities and cultural performances.

Click here to read a full description of the Honors Program.

Contact the Honors Program Director

Dr. Andrew Canady
[email protected]
283-7388 ext. 17175

Honor Societies at Averett University
Students at Averett who maintain high academic performance in their discipline may qualify for membership in various honor societies. Listed below are a few of the honor societies currently represented on our campus.

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.

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