In order to achieve our goal of helping students succeed, the SE Honors Program provides numerous academic and interpersonal benefits to Honors Program students alongside our scholarship opportunities.
As part of the Honors experience, freshmen in the Honors Program have the opportunity to live in the Honors community housing in the North Hall Dorms, where they form life-long friendships.
Located on the first floor of the Science Building, our Honors Program Lounge provides students a space to study and relax with classmates and is equipped with wifi capabilities, a computer bank and printer, a full-sized conference table, soft seating, snacks, and even a lending library which includes copies of Honors class textbooks.
Honors students receive academic coaching and advisement throughout their college career, along with additional coaching on admission to graduate and pre-professional programs, such as M.D. and Ph.D. programs. Students are also matched with Alumni mentors in their professional and academic fields.
As part of our advisement offerings, Honors students have access to specialized professional and conference preparatory training, which they get numerous opportunities to put into practice.
Honors students regularly complete internships on the local and national level. In recent years, our students have worked with First United Band Durant, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and even the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Further, SE Honors sends student presenters to regional and national conferences on a yearly basis. Among others, these include:
Thanks to our unique curriculum offerings, Honors student have more chances and a greater incentive to complete independent research projects, attend for-credit seminars and academic programs, and participate in study abroad excursions. In the past, students have joined with non-SE programs such as the Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, NCHC’s Partners in the Parks, and the NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates to attend seminars and partake in both short and long-term study programs where they’ve advanced in their field of study or conducted hands-on research. Recent highlights include:
Along with these, our students have been selected for participation in study abroad scholarships like the Gilman Scholars Program and the US State Department’s Critical Language Scholarships. Recently, in the spring of 2020, then-senior Fisher Fulton was the recipient of the Brad Henry International Scholarship, through which she was able to study in Wales, UK.
Since 2016, the Program has also sponsored a short-term study aboard excursion on a yearly basis, with a concurrent class for anyone who wishes to receive course credit for the experience. So far, we’ve traveled to Ireland and the UK, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and we currently have trips planned for France, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Finally, our students often engage in day trips where they visit the Dallas/Fort Worth cultural districts or go kayaking in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.