In addition to smaller classes, closer contact with faculty, and thought-provoking classes, students in Honors at Fairmont State enjoy other advantages and benefits.

All Honors students automatically become members of the Honors Association.

The association fosters friendships among Honors students and provides both academic and social support to members.  Monthly meetings include lunch, socializing and presentations.   This year’s presentations cover study abroad, honors/social events, volunteer opportunities, on-campus involvement, and internships.

First-year Honors students are assigned a mentor, usually in their major.

Mentors help first-year students become familiar with the campus.  They are available to help first-year students with questions about classes and academic procedures.

Honors students have access to the Honors lab.

Located in 231 Turley Center, the Honors lab is equipped with six computers and a printer for students to use.  While academic work has priority, students find the atmosphere of the Honors lab to be a good place to meet friends and relax.

Honors students enjoy priority registration for classes.

Honors students are entitled to register for classes with seniors and veterans during the first days of registration each semester.

Honors students may participate in field and study trips to various cities and cultural activities.

Each term Honors students are eligible to take field trips to cities such as Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where they can sample the rich cultural life of the nation’s major cities.  Ordinarily, there is no cost for these trips. Students in Honors may also elect to sign up for study trips.  In the past students have traveled to London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Brussels, Belgium, and Stratford, Ontario.  While students are asked to share the costs for these trips, Honors underwrites about half of the expense and provides academic credit.