Honors Academy

Honors Academy


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The Honors Academy provides enriched experiences to an engaged community of outstanding undergraduate scholars who want to succeed by going above and beyond university requirements.


The Honors Academy is Lindenwood University’s signature co-curricular program for gifted undergraduate students that prepares them for excellence and success with its enriched academic and leadership experiences.


Honors Academy was one of the deciding factors in my choice of Lindenwood. Other universities have honors programs, too, but Lindenwood’s Honors Academy allows us to personalize our Honors experience. I customized my Honors journey according to my interests, which made it uniquely my own.

Anna Ostmann, Class of 2022

Lindenwood’s Honors Academy provides gifted undergraduate students with opportunities to be recognized for academic excellence.

When you become a member of the Honors Academy, you begin an Honors journey of your own design by personalizing Honors Academy requirements. You can complete Honors-designated courses or get permission from your instructors to complete Honors-enhanced assignments in any undergraduate course inside or outside of your major. You can engage with topics you are passionate about as you enhance life-long Power Skills, such as critical thinking, effective communication, global awareness, and empathy.

University Honors is the destination of your Honors Journey. University Honors is the highest recognition awarded by Lindenwood University at graduation. It is announced at commencement and recipients wear purple Honors cords at graduation ceremonies. Whether you are applying to graduate programs or embarking on your first careers, University Honors sets you apart. It distinguishes you because it signals your initiative, perseverance, and engagement. Be sure to list University Honors on your resume and highlight it in job or graduate school applications and letters.

Honors Academy Membership Benefits

  • Priority course registration
  • Honors courses
  • Honors Learning Communities
  • Access to the LARC Honors Lounge
  • Recognition at Honors Cord Ceremony
  • University Honors at graduation
  • University Honors on transcripts and diplomas

Honors Academy supports Lindenwood University’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In addition to completing courses that focus on the world’s human diversity, Academy members can pursue study or service learning abroad. They can also intern abroad or participate in one of the diverse student organizations on campus. Through their participation in the DEI Taskforce or completion of SafeZone Trainings and Implicit Bias Trainings, Honors Academy members have access to organizations and events that support a variety of activities designed to engage them in building a strong sense of community that fosters cultural sensitivity and prepares them to engage in today’s globalized world.

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