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Honors Association

The Honors Association (HA) is the student organization on campus affiliated with the Honors Program. Honors students lead HA, and as all Honors students are considered members they are invited to the group's monthly meetings where they plan events like game and movie nights, BBQs, service projects, speakers and faculty appreciation activities.|

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Honors Peer Mentors

Every first-year student in the Honors Program is paired with an upperclass peer mentor. Honors Peer mentors plan activities each week to help first-year students transition to college and get to know their Honors peers. Events hosted by Honors Peer Mentors include lab tours, attending the study abroad fair, movie nights on the Honors Floor and themed socials in the Honors Lounge.

Honors Living-Learning Community

All first-year Honors students have exclusive access to a residence hall floor where you’ll live with other students who are both serious about academics and about getting involved at USD. In addition to a greater sense of community, fostered by our awesome Honors Resident Assistants, students in the Honors LLC have higher GPAs and a higher retention rate than the campus average. The Honors Floor is located in Beede Hall in the North Complex.

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