The Honors Program encourages students to take advantage of
opportunities which will enrich their academic and professional
lives. An important component of an education is participating
in unique and distinctive experiences that extend skills learned
in the classroom. The activities and organizations described
below provide a snapshot of the many diverse extracurricular
activities that Honors students have available to them.
- Orientation Retreat: Each
fall new and continuing students join the Honors Program for
a weekend of fun, adventure and
new friendships. Camp Ockanickon in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
is the site for our annual Orientation Retreat.
Honors students welcome you to the program and provide assistance
throughout your first year. Mentors can
help you find your classes, prepare for tough exams or just share
a cup of coffee.
actively participates in the National
Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC),
the nation’s only association of collegiate honors programs.
Students attend both the national and regional conferences. They
present papers and posters and meet Honors students from around
the nation. The Honors Program regularly sends students to the National
Conferences on Undergraduate Research,
the nation’s most prestigious venue showcasing undergraduate
- Travel Opportunities: Students
participate in special NCHC semesters which provide site specific,
thematic study opportunities
at campuses around the country and abroad. Additionally, faculty
at LIU offer travel components as part of Honors Advanced Electives.
- Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship: Students
majoring in the Liberal Arts and Sciences can compete for this
prestigious fellowship which provides three summers
of paid internships in at least two of three sectors: nonprofit
organizations, government service, and private enterprise.
- Center for the Study
of the Presidency: LIU is pleased to be a part of this unique non-resident program
that offers select undergraduate students from leading colleges
and universities a year-long opportunity to study the U.S.
Presidency. The Center’s goal is to develop a new generation
of national leaders committed to public service.
Alpha Lambda Delta This
national freshman honor society is open to students in all
have completed their freshman year with a 3.5 overall GPA,
among other criteria. The Brooklyn Campus Chapter is an active
club and hosts many activities for its members.
nationally recognized honor society dedicated to scholastic
excellence and leadership for juniors and seniors of all majors.
Brooklyn Campus Sigma chapter represents juniors and
seniors with GPA’s
in the top 10% of their class.
Honors works closely with Career Services to help students
get placed in internships and part time work at top companies
organizations in the New York Metropolitan area.
Events: Students may graduate
with Distinction by presenting work that they have done in
an Honors Advanced
Elective in conjunction with a faculty mentor and two outside
readers. This is not a requirement of the Program but it is
a wonderful capstone to a student’s academic career.
All students graduating in Honors are invited to attend Senior
at the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. At Awards
Day all students graduating in the Honors Program are recognized
Awards Ceremony on the eve of graduation. Students recieve
special Honors cords and pins and are also recognized by
various awards for their service to the Program, community
activities and academic accomplishment. All students attend
the campus-wide commencement exercises and then are invited
to the Honors Center for a more intimate celebration with faculty,
administration and family.
University Honors Program
Pratt Building 310 - 1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201