Submit Your Thesis for Departmental Honors

The Honors College and the University Library are no longer collecting hard copies of theses. Students pursuing departmental honors may have their theses included in the NC Docks Digital Archive.

Departmental honors theses should be submitted to the Honors College only if they are to be included in NC Docks.

Before submitting a thesis to be included in NC Docks, students and their faculty mentors should review this form, carefully read the release form, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of including student work in this open access database.

If, after reviewing these materials, a student decides that they do wish to include their thesis in NC Docks, The departmental, program or college honors director should upload the following to the “Departmental Honors Program Council” Google drive (please make a subfolder for your department or program):

(1)   A digital copy of each thesis, including a title page and abstract. Directors should be certain that the copy of the thesis is the final, complete copy, with all errors corrected, combined into a single PDF file. The title page does not need to contain signatures.

(2)   A completed hard copy of the current release form.

Note that this requires signatures of all members of the thesis committee.

(3) Directors should also ensure that students complete the metadata form, available here. Theses will not be included in NC Docks if this form has not been completed.

Note:  theses will archived in NC Docks as received. The Honors College does not proofread or otherwise check the files for errors. Incomplete submissions (including incomplete metadata and release forms) will not be included in NC Docks.