Oregon State University recognizes significant engagement and accomplishment in undergraduate research and the arts by awarding an honorary distinction of “Research Fellow” or “Arts Fellow” to students in any major upon completion of a significant research or creative arts project under the mentorship of an OSU faculty mentor. The distinction will be noted on the student’s transcript, and the student may wear a blue honor cord at graduation ceremonies. 
A transcript notation also gives future degree programs and employers a more complete picture of a student’s background and interests.


Important Details

  • Students can seek both the “Research Fellow” and the “Arts Fellow" notation on their transcript but for separate projects.

  • Students who present at CUE or SURS receive an automatic transcript notation through the Office of URSA and are notified through email.

  •  “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

  • If you are in the OSU Honors College, please work with Bailey Garvin at [email protected] to receive Transcript Notation.
  • If you are in the BioResource Research Program, please work with BRR Academic Coordinator and Advisor Wanda Crannell at [email protected] to receive Transcript Notation.

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