The Commonwealth Honors Program at Worcester State University seeks to challenge and transform students through academically rigorous and diverse coursework, multi-cultural experiences, and service learning, enabling them to grow as well-rounded scholars and engaged citizens. It builds strong community ties to sustain the intellectual and social development of its participants and to enhance the life of the University. The program is part of the Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors Program and a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Students with GPAs higher than 3.5 are encouraged to contact the director for information regarding entrance into the program. Program requirements include maintaining an overall GPA of 3.2, completing 21 credits in honors courses, which may also count toward major, minor, or LASC requirements, and attendance at a minimum of two approved co-curricular events per semester. Students who complete an independent research project and present it in a public forum earn the additional Commonwealth Honors Scholar designation.