Southern Regional Honors Conference

The Southern Regional Honors Conference enables Honors students to present their research projects in front of students, professors, and Honors administrators from around the Southeast. This conference aids in promoting and advancing Honors Programs.

The Southern Regional Honors Council promotes and advances Honors Programs and Honors Colleges in the Southern United States. The SRHC currently comprises over 100 member institutions. Activities include:

Annual Conference

The SRHC Annual Conference features opportunities for honors students from across the southeast to present scholarly research.  In addition, students, professors, and honors administrators enjoy the collegiality and conversations regarding honors pedagogy and best practices.  


Sanctuary is the official literary arts journal of the SRHC.  All students and faculty from honors programs that are current members of the Southern Regional Honors Council are eligible to submit work. This includes current students and alumni, current and former honors faculty, and any students who have participated in an honors course. Submissions must be original works that have not been previously published.

Student Grants

SRHC provides a variety of grants to support student efforts to engage in NCHC-sponsored experiential learning as well as leadership in honors organizations.  

Jacksonville State University Honors Program is an active member of SRHC and participates in the conference yearly.  Students are nominated by an Honors professor, their abstracts are submitted to the conference, and must be accepted in order to attend and present at the conference.

JSU students began participating in SRHC conferences in 2016. Previous conference locations have been Orlando, Florida; Asheville, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; and Memphis, Tennessee.

Honors Program members have the opportunity to present scholarly work at the Southern Regional Honors Conference (SRHC) each spring.

To be eligible for nomination, students must:

  • Be sophomore classification (32+ hours)
  • Be in good standing with the Honors Program