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School of Honors

Welcome from the School of Honors Director

Welcome to Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Honors website. We hope this website helps you more easily find the information you need and demonstrates the commitment the School of Honors has to its students.

Honors students are among the best and brightest at SFA. While many of our students have directly entered the work world, others have gone on to attend medical school, law school, and graduate school at a variety of internationally recognized universities. Whatever the Honors students’ goal, we strive to prepare them for success while sharpening those attributes that make each student an individual.

SFA’s School of Honors also encourages undergraduate research, both as an effective pedagogical tool as well as a means of establishing a unique intellectual identity. Many Honors students have presented their work at professional or academic conferences across the nation as well as at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference at SFA.

We believe deeper cultural understanding is one key to success in a globalized society and consequently encourage study abroad. Indeed the School of Honors offers study abroad scholarships and regularly offers study abroad trips. We also support individual study abroad, immersive experiences, and learning “critical” languages. SFA prides itself on personalizing your future. We have ingrained this mantra in Honors because we believe it is one of the keys to success in college and beyond.

There are many advantages to School of Honors membership. Honors students have the opportunity to take Honors only courses and earn the University Scholar diploma. We have a computer lab reserved specifically for Honors students, where they enjoy free printing, Internet access, Wi-Fi, FAX capabilities, telephone, and photocopying.

As always, if you ever have any questions, the door to the Director’s office is always open. Let my staff know if we can assist you in any way.

Michael Tkacik, Ph.D.
Director, School of Honors
Professor of Government

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

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