(Updated 7.24.09)

The purpose of ORU’s Honors Program is to attract and retain academically gifted students and provide them with an outstanding educational experience. The Honors Program transcends both the rigor and scope of the general curriculum and integrates the ethical responsibilities of using God’s intellectual gifts for the healing of humanity with the concept of the “whole person” education.  Students are encouraged to be servant-leaders both on and off campus.  Consequently, all Honors Program students are required to abide by the following requirements:

  • Remain aware of Honors Program information by checking their e-mail and reading the Honors Program web site.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA*.
  • Complete at least 24 hours of honors course credit (normally 3-6 honors credits per year); these courses include the Honors sections and Fellows seminars.
  • Complete any further departmental requirements as stated on the Honors Program web site.
  • Complete the HONR 100 (Freshman Honors Seminar) course during their first year at ORU.
  • Maintain active status in the Honors Student Organization (details given in HONR 100).
  • Attend at least two honors events (one social and one Research Extravaganza) per semester.
  • Sign the form “Renewal to Stay in the Honors Program” every year in order to remain active in the Honors Program.
  • Fulfill at least 5 hours of “service” each semester (through the Honors Program, service learning, Gamma Beta Phi, ORU Community Outreach, church, missions, or any other organization of the student’s choosing).
  • Complete an Honors Senior Paper or Project.
  • Inform the Honors Program Director whenever their address (including phone number and e-mail) or academic major changes.
  • Seek to build up the Honors Program constructively through helpful feedback, etc.
  • Attend class regularly unless a legitimate excuse is given; maintain academic integrity (including no plagiarism).
  • In general, esteem others more highly than themselves (Philippians 2:3-4).

*If an honors student’s GPA falls below 3.5, he or she will be placed on probation for a maximum of two semesters. If the GPA is still below 3.5 at that point, the student will be dismissed from the program.

By submitting the form below you agree with these statements and purpose to abide by this contract.

First Name:
Last Name:
Date of Birth:
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Zip Code:
Email Address:
Home Phone Number:

Church Background:
Intended major(s) at ORU:

Parents'/Guardians' names and occupations:
Family information (i.e., brothers, sisters, pets): 

Career interests:
Talents, hobbies:
The most interesting or unique thing about me is:
My favorite things to do are: 
The most exciting thing that ever happened to me was: 
The greatest honor I ever received was: 
My favorite areas of study in high school were: 
In high school, I was involved in: 
Foreign travel experiences: 
Anything else about yourself:   
What things are you looking forward to in the Honors Program this next year? 


If you had no limitations, where would you like to be after graduating from college?
What specific plans should you be following to prepare for the above? 
What, specifically, are you doing to make your dreams come true? 
EPITAPH—What would you like said about you at your memorial service?  (Optional if you'd rather not fill this out) 

I give my permission for this information to be shared with the Honors Program faculty