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.

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)
Psi Chi International Honor Society, Psi Chi at Central State, Chapter (established 1982)
Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon, Chapter (established 2000)

Current Honors Scholars:
Anthony Chester, Errick Hargrove , Brandi Turner, Alia Flowers, Anitha Kisanga, Shaunice McDonald, Celina Andrews, Bianca Carter, Tommy Meade, Kedara Carter, Nicholas Taylor, Brenitaze Moore, Theresa Hall, Theresa Hall

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


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



Apply to Become an Honors Scholar and enjoy:

  • Mentorship and additional academic advisement
  • Co-curricular and professional development engagements (trips, workshops, etc.)
  • Honors Dorms (Johns and Fox)
  • 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 (COE teacher candidates portfolios work here)