Undergraduate students in researchOregon State University recognizes significant engagement and accomplishment in undergraduate research and the arts by awarding an honor distinction of “OSU Undergraduate Research Fellow” or “OSU Undergraduate Arts Fellow” to students in any major upon completion of a significant research or creative arts project under faculty mentorship.  The distinction will be noted on the student’s transcript, and the student may wear a blue honor cord at graduation ceremonies.

Students seeking this transcript notation must have performed a significant research/creative project under the guidance of an OSU professor (mentor) and make a presentation of their project to a wider audience than the circle around the mentor.  They must show evidence of their presentation and place documentation of the project in the OSU Scholars archive. 

 “Research/Creativity” is defined here as modes of scholarship and inquiry as they are variously practiced and defined in OSU’s academic disciplines.

  • A “Research Fellow” will be a student who has engaged in activities leading to uncovering new knowledge or applying existing knowledge to solving problems.
  • An “Arts Fellow” is a student completing a significant creative project in the arts.  Creative projects may fall under the performance arts (theater, dance, music, etc.) media (video, film) writing, or the visual arts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Form A (PDF) Thesis

Form B (PDF) Research or Creative Activity)

Submit Form A/B AFTER uploading the thesis/project in the OSU Scholars archive (you could link this to the site:  https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/

Instructions for Uploading files to the Digital Archive