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Honors Program

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.

Learn about how to apply to the Honors Program.

Honors Program applications received during summer term will be reviewed beginning in September.

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.

Honors Contacts

Looking for Honors Program Advising? See your program advisor and self-identify as a Lane Honors student: Program Advising Teams.

Honors Administration

Kimberley Parzuchowski
Honors Faculty Coordinator

Honors Librarian

Claire Dannenbaum
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Office: Library, Building 18, second floor
Phone: (541) 463-5759

Honors Experiential Learning

Gerry Meenaghan

Cooperative Education Coordinator
Office: Building 19, Room 231
Phone: (541) 463-5883

Honors Classes

Curious what Honors courses you can take? You can also see what courses are currently available by searching for coursers with “H” (such as WR 121H) in the course schedule or type “honors” in the Quick Class Search Box.

While we encourage all interested students to apply to and join the honors program, you can also enroll in honors courses on their own.

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:

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.

Ready to learn more about the Honors Program?

Information for Faculty

Are you a faculty member interested in teaching an honors course? Learn more about course proposals, curriculum, and assessment.

Contact Honors Program

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Lane Honors Program
Lane Community College
Attn: Caroline Lundquist, Faculty Coordinator
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
8 am-5 pm Mon-Fri

LCC is closed on Fridays during summer term.