Honors Convocation

Celebrating Academic Excellence 

Convocation LogoChicago State University holds its annual Honors Convocation to recognize outstanding academic achievement and leadership of our students. There are a variety of awards, each having its own criteria for attainment.



Date Time Location
Thursday April 18, 2024 6:00 pm Jones Convocation Center


Undergraduate Student Applications for University-Wide Awards

All qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the university-wide awards listed below. Students receiving awards will be recognized at the 67th Annual Honors Convocation which will be held in person on Thursday, April 18, 2024, and any student receiving an award is expected to attend this ceremony.  Students may apply for more than one award by submitting separate applications. Applicants should ensure that they meet the general and specific criteria for each award(s) to which they apply.  All completed applications are due by Friday, March 1, 2024.

List of University-Wide Undergraduate Awards

  1. The President’s Cup Award (Outstanding Graduating Senior)
  2. Student Achievement Award
  3. Outstanding Senior Scholar Award
  4. Outstanding Junior Scholar Award
  5. Outstanding Sophomore Scholar Award
  6. Outstanding Freshman Scholar Award

Undergraduate students, please read the following information and instructions about these university-wide awards, and then use this form to complete your application. Add bottom section with green title “Departments’ Nominations for Departmental Awards”

Departments’ Nominations for Departmental Awards

Department Chairs may nominate students for named departmental awards using this form. Please submit one form for each departmental named award.

Department Chairs may nominate students for undergraduate honor and merit awards, as well as graduate division awards, using this form. Please submit one form for each program/discipline in your department.