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Honors College

Honoris Causa

Students in the CSU Honors College have the privilege of joining Honoris Causa, our award winning campus organization. Honoris Causa translates into “for the sake of honor” in Latin and characterizes the dedication and leadership exhibited by its members through its many campus, community and cultural activities. Members in the organization work together on student-generated service projects, advising and shaping the CSU Honors College curriculum, and coordinating academic and social events.

Participation in Honoris Causa allows members to develop projects to serve our campus and community, while maintaining a forum for discussing current campus events and honors offerings. As one of the leading student organizations, Honoris Causa sponsors the annual student colloquium, CSU Tower Day, where undergraduate students showcase their research, paper presentations, creative projects, and original works.

Members are encouraged to assume leadership roles, both in Honoris Causa and within their disciplines, to develop skills that allow deeper civic engagement and promote community interaction. Our students in the past have coordinated:

  • Fundraising events for Haitian Earthquake Relief, Heifer International, March of Dimes, and others
  • Service projects such as tutoring and reading to at-risk youth
  • Study groups and academic resource exchanges
  • Social activities such as movie nights, game nights, and picnics
  • Weekend retreats white water rafting, snow skiing, and hiking
  • Publication of Aspirations, the semi-annual newsletter

Active Membership

Membership in Honoris Causa is strongly encouraged since the organization is essential to the success of the overall program and is used as a vehicle to announce program curriculum and policies. Students who have received honors scholarships are required to be active, dues paying members of the Honoris Causa. Active members attend at least 2  of Honoris Causa meetings or sponsored events each semester. Members may choose to attend bi-weekly meetings on Main campus in Schuster 130 or on the RiverPark campus in the Student Activities Center. Schedules of sponsored events are available on the CSU Honors College Calendar and are announced at the beginning of each semester.

Officers 2017-18

Jocelyn Canedo, President
Alex Jones, Vice President Main Campus
Joshua Partridge, Vice President RiverPark Campus
Abby Grace Moore, Secretary Main Campus
Joshua Richmond, Secretary RiverPark Campus
Anju Shajan, Treasurer Main Campus
Jacque Dunton,Treasurer RiverPark Campus
Caitlyn Gallagher, Social Media Coordinator
Alaina Whitmore, Social Event Coordinator
Caleb Corbin, SGA Representative

Important Dates

Visit the Honoris Causa Google Site