Why Honors? 

The CBU Honors Program brings together the best resources that CBU has to offer for ambitious student-scholars who want to develop as campus influencers, thought-leaders, and informed global citizens. Our goal is to combine the high-engagement educational experience of our small Lasallian community with the access to academic and extracurricular opportunities associated with a major research institution. We strive to empower our students to use their gifts and expertise to make the CBU campus, the Memphis community, and the world a better place! 

The Honors program has helped me meet a lot of good friends and has helped me have a more enriched educational experience through its classes, advocacy project, and events. My favorite aspect of the Honors program has been the community and the overall experience of being an honors student.  -Abdala Jabase

Advantages to Honors 

  • Courses and Registration: We partner with faculty in departments throughout the University to offer tailored, unique courses designed to promote critical thinking and access to innovative approaches and knowledge. CBU Honors Program students are granted priority registration for classes each term.
  • Advising: Honor students may schedule appointments to discuss any aspect of their Honors Program experience with their Honors Advisor. Honors advising provides support academically and holistically to help each student feel known and cared for. 
  • Honors Lounge: The CBU Honors Program Lounge has 24/7 card swipe access to study spaces, coffee, connection, and community! Whether you want to take a nap in between classes, prepare for your next exam, or hang out with your fellow Honors peers, this space is the hallmark to the CBU Honors Program! 
  • Honors Housing: All Honor students seeking residential housing may apply to live on the Honors Floor in the living and learning community – one of CBU’s most updated residence halls! 
  • Leadership Growth: Each semester, CBU Honors students are challenged to grow in their leadership and professional competencies. From building communication skills to gaining confidence in their ability to work on a team, students strengthen their holistic development by attending various workshops and social events to crystalize their learning. Leadership Competencies include the following: 
Critial thinking, Communication, Leadership,Self Awareness, Teamwork, Diversity & Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence, Technology, Professionalism

Honors Houses 

The CBU Honors Program has 4 Honors Houses that work to foster community amongst all Honor students, faculty, and staff! Students are placed in their Honors House by their major each Fall through the traditional Honors Housing Day – a special ceremony to recognize all new Honor students! To continue the momentum of each House, each month a new Honors House rotates hosting a “House Dinner” – a free potluck style meal that works to deepen relationships across all academic disciplines. Throughout the year, all students compete for the “Honors House Cup” – an award given to the Honors House that obtains the highest average of participation points throughout the academic year! 

CBU Honors program crest for Edward House.

Edward House – School of Sciences
Colors: Yellow & Purple 
Symbol: The Nautilus Shell 
Motto: Never Stop Being Curious 
Named after Brother Edward – the first Dean of the School of Sciences! 

CBU Honors program crest for Patrick House.

Patrick House – School of Arts
Colors: Blue & White 
Symbol: Open book 
Motto: Celebrate the Journey
Named after Brother Patrick – the first Dean of the School of Arts! 

CBU Honors program crest for Louis House

Louis House – School of Engineering
Colors: Orange & White 
Symbol: A Bridge 
Motto: Building a Better Future 
Named after Brother Louis – the first Dean of the School of Engineering! 

CBU Honors program crest for Alfred House.

Alfred House – School of Business 
Colors: Green & Yellow 
Symbol: Food Platter 
Motto: Value Others & Yourself
Named after Brother Alfred – the first Dean of the School of Business! 

Student life

First Year Experience 

We want you to get the most out of your CBU Honors experience! To help all first-year students transition into life as an Honor student, the following programs create space to recognize and celebrate all new students! 

Honors Induction & Housing Day  

Honors Induction & Housing Day is our official welcome ceremony for all new Honors students. Held during the first week of the Fall semester, this event gives you the opportunity to learn more about the Morehead Honors College and hear about the wide array of opportunities available to you.

Honors Olympics & BBQ

An Honors Housing Day tradition! All incoming Honor students participate in a series of friendly competition events between houses! The event ends with a BBQ and awards ceremony, celebrating the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Houses. 

Honors Council 

The Honors Council is an advisory committee comprised of committed CBU faculty, staff, and students that work together to discuss the health and growth of the CBU Honors Program. The Honors Council is responsible for assisting the Honors Program Director in designing and implementing the Honors Program’s overall structure and curriculum, as well as recruitment and retention practices. Members of this council are encouraged to serve as advocates for honors program students so that all honors program students may be equipped with a strong academic and holistic collegiate experience. 

Honors Programming Board 

The Honors Board of Directors is a student programming committee comprised of committed CBU student leaders! These students are selected to serve as ambassadors to the honors program as well as individuals who will craft, create, and execute a set of honors events each semester that work to continue the social, academic, and professional development of CBU students on campus and off campus!

Contact Us
Rosa Deal School of Arts, Room 305B