Maintenance of Honors Program Status

Maintenance of Honors Program Status

A. Students must enroll in all appropriate courses (detailed in the Course of Study) and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 for each semester enrolled at DSU as part of the TR Program.  Transfer students must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA for all colleges attended.

  1. If a student’s GPA drops below 3.25 for all coursework attempted, a warning letter will be sent from the TR Director’s Office notifying the student that he or she will have one semester in which to raise the GPA over 3.25.  A copy of the warning letter will be sent to the Dickinson State University Foundation in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
  2. Irrespective of cumulative GPA, failure to maintain a semester GPA of 3.25 for two consecutive semesters at any time, will result in removal from the Honors Leadership Program by the program director and a forfeiture of the Theodore Roosevelt Scholarship award with notification being sent to the DSU Foundation Office.
  3. Appeal of this removal or requests for waiver of this requirement because of special circumstances must be submitted in writing to and received by the Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program within 10 working days of student receipt of either a letter of warning or of non-renewal.
  4. Students may be placed on academic probation only once in their career as a TR Scholar.  Being placed on academic probation a second time results in removal from the program and forfeiture of the scholarship.  Being placed on both academic and participation probation at the same time indicates a lack of suitability for continuance in the TR Program and will also result in immediate removal.
  5. Students removed from the TR Program MAY NOT apply for readmission to the program or the scholarship award.
  6. Students who have been removed from the TR Program MAY NOT enroll in the special honors courses unless the course is a lower level course used for a general education requirement and has non-honors students enrolled.

B. LEAD 495H-1, Intro to TRHLP students are required to participate in a variety of Special Learning Opportunities designed to ensure both success in college and successful completion of the TR Program.  All other TR Scholars are required to participate in at least three Co-curricular Activities per semester (see General Academic Policies, D) plus all activities deemed mandatory by the Director (e.g., donor luncheon, special programs sponsored by other departments, etc.). 

  1. If a student demonstrates unsatisfactory program participation, by not attending at least three co-curricular activities in a given semester, plus all events deemed mandatory by the Director, the student will be placed on program probation the following semester.  The student will be notified by letter from the Director.
  2. The student will have one semester to demonstrate satisfactory participation.  Failure to demonstrate satisfactory participation thereafter will result in removal from the Honors Leadership Program by the program director and forfeiture of the TR scholarship award with notification being sent to the DSU Foundation Office.  (Maintenance of Honors Program Status, A.3-5)
  3. Students may be placed on participation probation only once in their career as a TR Scholar.  Being placed on participation probation a second time results in removal from the program and forfeiture of the scholarship.  Being placed on both academic and participation probation at the same time indicates a lack of suitability for continuation in the TR Program and will also result in immediate removal.
  4. Attendance requirements are satisfied in the event of a scheduling conflict that has been brought to the attention of, and cleared by, the TR Director prior to the event.

C. Students must submit a TR Program Progress Update Form to the TR Program Office at the conclusion of each semester.  This form supplies an array of important data used to improve the program and facilitate timely graduation.  Failure to do so results in a hold being placed on the TR Scholarship.