Vicki Moravec Honors Program

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Sometimes students need more. Greater challenges, deeper discussions. Trine enriches your classroom experience through our Vicki Moravec Honors Program. You'll explore in-depth topics in your major and other areas of interest with students who seek a greater academic challenge.


Trine University's Honors Program began in the fall of 2006, giving students the opportunity to pursue a more in-depth understanding of topics in their major as well as in other areas of interest. It was renamed the Vicki Moravec Honors Program as an honor to its founder in the spring of 2024.

The mission of the Vicki Moravec Honors Program is to provide support, resources and academic experiences to high-achieving and highly motivated students, allowing them to grow intellectually and become active independent learners. As a student in the Vicki Moravec Honors Program, you will be exposed to a breadth of teaching methods and topics and, through this exposure, have a more fulfilling, varied educational experience.


Honors students develop a close-knit group of friends within the program. Besides attending classes together, honors students attend social events sponsored by the program and are eligible to live in the apartment-style Honors Residence. Other great benefits include priority registration and special recognition at graduation.


Students who meet the qualifications will be automatically invited to join the honors program. Students who qualify will receive an Intent to Participate form, and upon completion will be accepted into the program.

First year qualifications (meet at least one of the following):

  • A minimum SAT 1290 (R+M)/ACT 27 and a High school GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • High school GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • Invited to Scholarship Day

Current Trine University freshmen or sophomore requirements:

  • Notify the Honors Program Director
  • Trine University GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Letter of recommendation from a Trine University faculty member

Graduate with honors

Students may choose to complete either the Honors Program or the Honors Program with Distinction.

For either program, a student must complete coursework and service/leadership experiences while maintaining a GPA of 3.50. In order to earn Honors Program with Distinction, a student will also complete an approved research or extended service or opportunity.

To learn more about this program, please contact Dr. Jennifer Staude at 260-665-4245 or, or call the Admission Office at 260.665.4132.