Honors Program scholars represent some of the most
intellectually curious and socially responsible students on Saint
The program culminates in a senior-year capstone project—a major
piece of original research or creative work, often with a community
service component that builds on Saint Leo's core values. This is
your opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member in your
area of interest, and to make your mark on the world.
Honors students also find the time to sponsor and participate in
service opportunities on campus and around the globe, ranging from
cleaning up Florida National Cemetery's gardens on Veteran’s Day,
to volunteering at a Costa Rican orphanage. For more information
about all service and leadership opportunities at Saint Leo's
campus, visit Service & Leadership.
Funding for research, or to present your work at a professional
conference, is available through a grant application process.
Honors Program scholars have presented at meetings including the
Mathematical Association of America, Florida Academy of Sciences,
Florida Collegiate Honors Council, and the Psychological
The Honors Program sponsors the Undergraduate Research Club to
promote an environment of research on campus. Seminar and lecture
Honors projects can take you wherever your passions happen to
lead you. Previous years' senior projects have explored:
Students have also created their own entrepreneurial business
plans, written novels and books of poetry, created original films,
and proposed and performed large-scale service projects on campus
and in the surrounding communities.