The university would like to recognize those students who have achieved academic honors and awards. Here you'll learn about Latin Honors as well as the other academic honors that students have received.
Academic cords signify the achievement of a specific academic honor. Cords are worn underneath the hood of the regalia and serve as visual markers on Commencement day of the various academic achievements these students have earned.
Banner carriers are selected by their college associate deans and department chairs to represent their respective academic college, graduate studies, and the Honors College. They are selected based on their academic achievements and extracurricular involvements during their time at TU.
Banner carriers process at the beginning of each commencement ceremony carrying the academic gonfalons which represent the academic college, Graduate Studies, and the Honors College.
The Honors College at Towson University provides an enhanced undergraduate experience for talented and high achieving students. Graduates of the Honors College have pursued scholarly opportunities such as interdisciplinary seminars and research. Upon the completion of 24 Honors credits, graduates earn the designation of 'University Scholar.' This appears on each graduates’ transcript and diploma.
Latin Honors will be awarded by college to the top ten percent of the undergraduate students. Eligibility will be determined based on the calculated grade point average of students' final 60 units completed at Towson University.
Please note that due to Latin Honors being percentage based, recipients will not be recognized at commencement. This designation will appear on the diploma and transcript after the whole class has been graduated.
Soloists and signers are selected by the Departments of Music and Audiology – Speech Language-Pathology and Deaf Studies. They are selected for this honor based on their significant skill sets and/or their contributions to the university.
Towson Athletics and Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners. The Towson University Tiger Athletics Scholar/Chi Alpha Sigma Athletics Scholar Medallions are awarded to graduating Towson student-athletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA. We honor these students not only for their achievements in their sport, but also for excellence in the classroom. Congratulations to Towson’s Tiger Athletics Scholars.