General Academic Policies

General Academic Policies

A. All participants in the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program must be baccalaureate degree seeking.  Incoming freshman must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher in high school and/or ACT score of 26 or higher, SAT score of 1770 or higher.  Transfer students must have a college/university GPA of 3.25 or higher. 

B. All TRHLP courses involve intensive reading and writing assignments.

C. Students must follow the Course of Study outlined in these pages and take additional courses in their discipline majors or other general education courses to total a full-time student load of 12 hours or more of coursework.

  1. Nursing students who wish to participate in the TRHLP are subject to a specialized curriculum and should consult with the TRHLP Director and the Department of Nursing Chair.
  2. English Composition taken for high school dual credit will ONLY count toward TRHLP curricular requirements if student received an "A" grade.  Both Honors Composition I and II must be taken.
  3. Public Speaking taken for high school dual credit will ONLY count toward TRHLP curricular requirements if student received an "A" grade.

 D. Students accepting the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program scholarship are expected to participate in both curricular and co-curricular activities.  Students are expected to use their DSU email address for TRHLP communication.  Curriculum requirements are detailed in the Course of Study section. Co-curricular activities may include luncheons, videoconferences, special learning opportunities, conferences, study tours, student enrichment opportunities and colloquia. (Credit may be earned for some of these activities.)  Consequences for unsatisfactory participation in co-curricular activities are detailed below in Maintenance of Honors Program Status.

E. Qualified students may enter the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program as sophomores or juniors.  See the TRHLP Director for details.

F. TRHLP scholars who study abroad at a university that has a formal exchange agreement with DSU can maintain their TRHLP scholarship, but must enroll in equivalent honors courses at the foreign university or in courses approved before the beginning of the study abroad experience, by the TRHLP Director.

G. Graduating Seniors must apply for graduation indicating that they expect to graduate with a Leadership Studies Minor, then conduct a graduation audit with the TRHLP Director as soon as possible THE SEMESTER PRIOR TO GRADUATION.