Student Petition to Department Chair

[Chair's Name], Chair

Department of ______________

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943

Month Date, Year

Dear [Chair's Name]

            I am writing to request permission to participate in the department's honors program. I have met the formal requirements for the program and have asked Dr. ________ to supervise my work. [He/she] has consented and will send you a letter supporting my petition.

             I propose the following as an honors project:

 [Include a detailed statement of general honors activities; discuss general and specialized needs for completing the project, e.g., library resources, equipment, supplies, etc.]

             My reasons for wanting to participate in honors work in the department include:

[Include a detailed statement of interest and discuss the benefits to the student and the department that may arise from completion of the proposed honors work. Be sure to include a statement of your qualifications that make you a strong candidate for departmental honors.]

            Thank you for your consideration of my request for permission to do honors work in                      .


                                                                                    Student's Name

cc:  Dr. J. Vitale

      Chair, Honors Council


      (supervising professor)