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Honors Society

The Honors Society at Warren College promotes scholarship, leadership, and academic integrity by providing high-achieving students with academic and cultural enrichment programs. Warren College Honors students have the opportunity to participate in monthly cultural, educational, and social events designed to broaden intellectual interests and develop interpersonal skills. Events are open to all honors students and provide opportunities to experience San Diego, both on campus and off. Membership is automatic based on cumulative GPA; there is no application or dues.

Apply to be a member of the Honors Council.

Ongoing Events and Opportunities

Honors Council

Students interested in taking an active role in developing the Honors Society are encouraged to participate in the Honors Council. The group provides overall direction for programs and events and assists with logistics and implementation. Meeting times change each quarter based upon student schedules. Interested students should email the Honors Society Coordinator.

Undergraduate Research at UCSD

Undergraduate research opportunities abound at UCSD. By engaging in research, you will develop practical skills that will make you more competitive as you pursue a career or move into graduate or professional school. Students may receive academic credit for research by enrolling in courses numbered 99, 197, 198, or 199. A limited number of paid research positions are also offered. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for a Warren College Undergraduate Research Scholarship.

Campus-Wide Events

Each year the Warren College Honors Society participates in Triton Day and Transfer Admit Day. Triton Day is an event designed for all newly admitted freshmen held in April; Transfer Admit Day is an equivalent event for transfer admits held in May. Contact us if you would like to volunteer at the Triton Day or Admit Day events.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify as a member of the Warren College Honors Society, you must meet the criteria listed below. If you meet the eligibility requirements, membership is automatic (no application or fee is required). Membership is recalculated each quarter during the academic year. All activities and programs are optional.

Incoming Freshmen:

  • 3.8 High School Cumulative GPA plus qualifying SAT or ACT test scores
    • Scores of 700 or above on the SAT I Critical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Writing sections
    • Scores of 31 or above on the ACT English, Reading, Math, and Writing sections

Transfer Students:

Complete at least 12 UCSD graded units and maintain a minimum cumulative UCSD GPA of 3.7 or above

Continuing Students:

Complete at least 12 UCSD graded units and maintain a minimum cumulative UCSD GPA of 3.7 or above

At the beginning of each quarter, students who qualify for membership will receive a welcome newsletter to their UCSD email account.  The newsletter will contain information about the upcoming Honors Society events.  If you do not receive the email but believe you are qualified for admission to the Honors Society, email the Program Coordinator to check your status.

Upcoming Events

DeWitt Higgs Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, April 15 | 6:00pm | Student Services Center Multipurpose Room

High-speed Internet access providers, including Verizon and the cable industry, claim that government-imposed limitations on their activities raise serious constitutional concerns under the First Amendment. However, the providers are, arguably, selling the modern-day version of telephone services. But given the current absence of either competition or oversight in this market, providers are poised to have the market power to "edit" digital communications seen by users. Visiting Harvard Law School Professor and information law scholar Susan Crawford will explore the current debate, elaborating on why there is a critical need for federal oversight of the cable industry to preserve the quality and reliability of high-speed Internet access in America. Susan Crawford will be available to sign copies of her latest book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry & Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age after the lecture.

Warren Honors Society Goes to the Zoo!

Saturday, April 26 | 10:00am-4:30pm

Join the Warren Honors Society at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, April 26 for only $5. Tickets include transportation and admission to the Zoo. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 7. Sign up in the Warren Provost's Office (Room 1102 in the Warren Administration Building) - space is limited! This event is open to Warren Honors Society students only.

Michael Addison Award

Warren College graduating seniors who have completed independent research at UCSD compete annually for the Michael Addison Award. The award is named after a former Warren Provost who founded the Honors Society and is presented at the commencement ceremony to the student who wrote the most outstanding research paper. The paper may be written for an independent research course (199), as part of an academic internship (197), or as part of a classroom experience and must have been supervised by a UCSD faculty member. The topic of the paper can come from any academic discipline.

Guidelines

  • The paper may be written for Independent Study credit (199) or as part of an Academic Internship (197).
  • The professor who supervises the research project must send a letter of recommendation to the Honors Society Coordinator at warrenhonors@ucsd.edu.
  • The length the paper may range from 6 to 50 pages.
  • Two hard copies of the paper must be submitted to the Honors Society Office (EBU3B, Room 1102). One electronic copy (PDF) must be submitted to warrenhonors@ucsd.edu.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by a faculty committee comprising representatives of each of the academic divisions.

The deadline for 2014 Michael Addison Award submissions is Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Submissions must be received by 4pm.

Other Honors at UCSD

In addition to qualifying for membership in the Warren College Honors Society, students can earn other types of honors at UC San Diego.  Membership in the Warren College Honors Society does not guarantee students will receive other honors and some students may receive the honors listed below without qualifying for membership in the Warren College Honors Society.

Department Honors

Some academic departments at UCSD offer accomplished upper-division students the opportunity to conduct honors-level research or to enroll in an honors-level seminar. Eligibility to participate and recognition of honors achievement varies by department. For more information, contact your major department.

Latin Honors at Graduation

Students are eligible to graduate with Latin honors by completing a minimum of 80 graded UC units and earning a minimum cumulative GPA.  Eligibility is calculated based upon the GPAs of the previous year's graduating class.

Phi Beta Kappa

The Nation's Oldest and Most Widely Known Academic Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa , was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, during the American Revolution. For over two and a quarter centuries, the Society has embraced the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression. Laptops have replaced quill pens, but these ideas, symbolized on Phi Beta Kappa's distinctive gold key, still lay the foundations of personal freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of conscience and creative endeavor.  Top students will be invited to join in their junior or senior year.

Provost's Honors

Students may earn Provost's Honors each quarter. Eligibility is determined by enrolling in a minimum of 12 graded units per quarter and earning a minimum 3.5 UCSD GPA. Provost's Honors are designated on your academic transcript.  For more information, contact the Warren College Academic Advising Office.