Lane Community College's Honors Program offers students a challenging and transformative learning experience based in scholarly inquiry, academic rigor, and intellectual growth.
By applying to the Honors Program, you’ll be engaging in an enriching honors community and will be able to graduate with honors recognition on your transcript.
Curious about the differences between the Honors Program, Honor Societies like Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Lists, and graduating with Honors? Lane offers a variety of ways to recognize your academic achievements. Learn about the differences, as well as the graduation regalia associated with each.
Applying to the Honors Program
Any Lane student can enroll in an honors course or request the honors option for courses designated as honors option classes. However, admission into Lane’s Honors Program requires a formal application.
Benefits to Joining the Lane Honors Program
- Collaborative learning with other engaged students
- Honors recognition on both transcript and diploma
- Small classes that encourage discussion and debate
- Experiential learning opportunities
- Faculty mentorship
- Research assistance and workshops from the honors librarian
- Honors events such as field trips, guest speakers, and dinners
Completing Lane’s Honors Program means you’ll be well prepared for upper division coursework and university honors programs, and have a competitive edge when applying for university transfer, scholarships, and jobs.
Undergraduate research is a central component of the Lane Honors Program. As a student in the honors program, you’ll have multiple opportunities to engage in original research and to share your research findings with a wider audience. Check out our Undergraduate Research Blog.
Looking for Honors Program Advising? See your program advisor and self-identify as a Lane Honors student: Program Advising Teams.
Honors Faculty Coordinator
Office: Center Building, Room 419F
Phone: (541) 463-5187
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Office: Library, Building 18, second floor
Phone: (541) 463-5759
Undergraduate research is a central component of the Lane Honors Program. Students have multiple opportunities to engage in original research and to share their research findings with a wider audience. See the Honors Undergraduate Research Blog as well as the examples below:
Students publish work in The Palouse Review, an arts and academics journal published biannually by the Washington State University Honors College:
Jeremiah Vandagrift's photograph: “Under the Cloud Veil” (May 2020 Edition)
Meg Strout's essay: “When the Lilacs Bloom” (Fall 2019 Edition)
Honors Program Requirements
Honors students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and an honors GPA of 3.0 for all honors courses. Students who fall below these minimums must meet with the honors coordinator to develop a plan. Then the student has two terms to bring their GPA back up.
All honors classes and options must be taken for a letter grade. The minimum grade acceptable for honors classes is a C-.
To successfully complete the Honors Program, students must:
- Attend an Honors Program orientation
- Complete four honors classes and/or options
- Complete the experiential learning component
Honors courses taken at other colleges that are comparable to Lane honors courses will be accepted; however, you are required to complete at least half of your honors credits at Lane.