BANTIVOGLIO HONORS CONCENTRATION, ROWAN UNIVERSITY PRIVILEGES, POLICIES, PROCEDURES and STANDARDS Honors Privileges 1. Having the Honors Concentration listed on students’ diplomas 2. Enrolling in educationally enhanced and/or unique Honors classes. 3. Using the Honors Lounges and Computer Lab in Campbell Library Rooms 404 and 416A including paper and color printers 4. Funding to attend theatre, art gallery, instrumental and vocal concerts, and invited speaker presentations 5. Funding to participate in unique All-Honors activities 6. Partial funding to attend and/or present at academic conferences 7. Funding for educational activities abroad after completing 57 semester hours and 4 Honors courses 8. Funded Research Assistantships for independent research projects with a supporting faculty member after completing 57 semester hours and 4 Honors courses 9. Funding to travel to service activities within the United States after completing 57 semester hours and 4 Honors courses 10. Extended Library borrowing privileges 11. Honors Housing 12. Priority Registration Procedures and Standards Please note: All standards are “at the discretion of the Coordinator.” If a student has any questions or needs any accommodations, she/he should talk with the Coordinator as soon as possible. Course completion standards: 1. Completing the Honors Concentration requires completing a minimum of eight (8) Honors courses including a minimum of four (4) interdisciplinary courses as designated by the Honors Concentration Advisory Committee. Transfer students who have earned degrees at community colleges are evaluated individually. 2. Students may use a Research Assistantship in place of one interdisciplinary course, and Research Assistantships may be taken either for credit or not for credit. 3. Students may use one (1) course taken abroad in place of one (1) interdisciplinary course after submitting a request to do so to the Coordinator. The course should be one that is not available at Rowan and is unique to the study abroad experience. 4. Students transferring to Rowan from another four-year institution may request to have one (1) Honors course per year of attending the earlier institution counted toward completion of the Honors Concentration. Courses must have been completed through an Honors program at the earlier institution and have been completed with a grade of B- or higher. 5. Students must take at least one (1) Honors course the first semester they enter the Concentration. 6. Students who do not continue to progress toward Concentration completion – within their specific degree requirements -- will be required to provide a plan for completing the Concentration. These students will receive a “request for a plan” e-mail/letter from the Coordinator. If no plan is submitted, the student will be removed from the Concentration and will receive a dismissal letter. Grade standards 1. Students must earn a GPA of 3.45 in their Honors courses to graduate with the Honors Concentration and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.33 in order to graduate with an Honors Concentration. 2. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher beginning with the cumulative GPA earned at the end of their fourth semester to continue to participate in the Honors Concentration. After the end of the fourth semester, students who have a cumulative GPA of lower than 3.00 will be removed from the Concentration immediately. These students will receive a dismissal letter. 3. Frosh with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.50 at the end of the fall semester of their frosh year will be removed from the Concentration immediately. These students will receive a dismissal letter. 4. Frosh with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.75 at the end of the spring semester of their frosh year will be removed from the Concentration immediately. These students will receive a dismissal letter. 5. Transfer students who have been accepted into the Honors Concentration must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for the four semesters prior to their last semester at Rowan. 6. To count toward completion of the Honors Concentration, all grades in Honors courses must be a B- or higher. Students earning a grade of C+ or lower in an Honors course will receive a letter informing them that the specific course does not count toward completing the Concentration. Participation standards 1. Students must attend the Mandatory Meetings each semester before Registration. Students are excused from this requirement the semester before their last semester at Rowan. 2. Honors students must participate in at least three (3) types of extracurricular activities each semester. The activities must meet the following criteria: a. At least one (1) extracurricular activity of the student’s choice; b. At least fourteen (14) hours of service projects of the student’s choice. Service activities are those in which the student volunteers his/her time, talents, or resources to help another person, cause, or organization. Service activities may be performed on-campus or off-campus; c. At least fourteen (14) hours of Honors Recommended extracurricular activities (HRA). HRA are those which enhance the classroom education received by the students including field trips, speakers, Honors’ activity groups, all Honors’ activities, etc. 3. Honors students must attend at least one (1) educational speaker event and one (1) art/theater/musical event as part of an Honors group each academic year. 4. For each activity category (activity of choice, service projects, and HRA), a one page doublespaced description of the activity(ies) and a reflection upon how the activity(ies) contributed to the student’s education must be submitted to the Honors Coordinator at a date which will be specified in an announcement each semester and posted on the Honors Website. Students who do not fulfill this requirement may be removed from the Concentration. 5. Students who have not completed their participation requirements will not be considered for funding for research assistantships, funding to study abroad, funding to attend conferences, or funding to attend service activities. Ethical Behavior Standards 1. Honors students are expected to engage in and to maintain ethical standards of behavior within the University. 2. Academic Integrity Violations which are recorded on a student’s transcript and Disciplinary Violations which result in suspension from Rowan will be sufficient cause for dismissal from the Honors Concentration. 3. Faculty may request that a student be removed from the Honors Concentration as a result of unethical behavior. These requests will be discussed by the Honors Concentration Advisory Committee on an individual basis.