Honors Program


The CSU Honors Program nurtures and challenges its Honors Scholars to achieve academic excellence through a rigorous and diverse curriculum and co-curriculum leading to superior preparation for post-baccalaureate success and a prestigious CSU Honors B.A. or B.S. diploma. A 3.5 GPA and at least 32 credit hours are required for admission into the program. Six honors courses, a portfolio including a senior project within the major field, along with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are considered for award of the CSU Honors Diploma at graduation. First year/freshmen students with a 3.3 GPA may take 1000 level honors courses as a pre-Honors step.

National Collegiate Honors Council member.

National Honors Societies at CSU
Alpha Kappa Mu National Honors Society, Kappa Tau Chapter (established 1948)
Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society, Lambda Iota Chapter (established 1970)
Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Chapter (established 2000)
Psi Chi International Honor Society, Psi Chi at Central State Chapter (established 1982)
Sigma Beta Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter (established 1994)

Current Honors Scholars 
Celina E. Andrews, Bianca T. Carter, Kedara S. Carter, Tamika L. Carter, Anthony Chester, Khalil L. Davis,
Davon E. Evans, Alia D. Flowers, Diamond J. Gillespie, Kaitlyn M. Gullett, Theresa L. Hall,
Ericka L. Hargrove, Briana D. Hasan, Ebony S. Jones, Jeffrey H. Martin, Jr., Tommy Meade, Shaunice P. McDonald, ShaTasha A. McDonald, Shaidra V. McGrew, Brenitaze Moore, Maimouna Ndao, BaReeya C. Richardson, Mia M. Sandoval, Velnique R. Spencer-Bowman, Tahasia S. Stevens, Nicholas A. Taylor, Sandra D. Taylor, Brandi N. Turner, Donelle Vinzant, Cymbrehona L. Warren, Tatiana L. Woulard, Alexia N. Whitaker, Denzel B. White.

Honors Program Advisory Council
Dr. Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, Dr. Charlla Allen, Dr. Carol Bargeron,
Dr. Monique Cherry-McDaniel, Dr. Lovette Chinwah, 
Dr. Ronald Claxton,
Dr. Sterling Coleman Jr., Dr. Rebecca Ertel, Dr. Ibrahim Katampe, Dr. Anne-Marie Schuler

News Update
Tuesday, January 27, 5-6:30 PM, Honors Program Orientation Dinner  in Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center, Multipurpose Room

CLICK HERE for online application to become a CSU Honors Scholar, and enjoy:

  • Mentorship and additional academic advisement
  • Co-curricular and professional development engagements (trips, workshops, etc.)
  • Honors Residence Halls (Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center and John R. Fox Hall)
  • Access to the new Alumni Global Awareness study abroad Scholarship
  • Honors sections of general education courses, beginning in Spring 2015
  • Honors multidisciplinary seminar course
  • Senior Project/Thesis advisement
  • National honor societies inductions and other recognitions and distinctions
  • A prestigious CSU Honors Diploma at graduation



Dr. G. Jahwara Giddings, Interim Director & Professor of History