The Undergraduate Academic Standards and Honors Committee (UASH) is responsible for awarding some academic honors (the Green, Froehlich, Housner and Undergraduate Senior Thesis prizes) and for consulting on other campus-wide honors. In addition, UASH ensures that a consistent set of standards and rules is applied in academic matters involving undergraduates.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please see below for temporary changes to procedures for petitions.
Processing Procedure Notes for All Petitions. Due to the registrar's office working remotely, petitions can be submitted with electronic signatures or followed with emails of approval from faculty and advisors. All petitions must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the new processes, please email the registrar's office for assistance.
UASH is composed of a chair and 8 professors elected by the Caltech faculty, 5 students (3 voting, 2 alternate) selected by the Academics and Research Committee (ARC), the Registrar, and the non-voting Undergraduate Deans. The current members of UASH are:
|Faculty / Staff||Students|
|Warren C. Brown, Chair||Isabella Camplisson|
|Xie Chen||Kriti Devasenapathy|
|Richard C. Flagan||Elaine Lowinger|
|Mitchell Guttman||Jen Yu|
|Ryan B. Patterson|
|Christy Salinas *|
|Lesley Nye *||* ex officio member|
|Kristin Weyman *||** alternate|
Handbook for Students
The UASH Handbook for Students (PDF) provides students with information about how to prepare petitions for submission to UASH.
Forms to submit to UASH are available from the Deans' or Registrar's office or here in PDF format. If you download a form, you may complete it electronically (using the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader), but must submit it to the registrar's office in person.
UASH meets to be held on Zoom. Below are the scheduled meeting times for 2020-21.
|Term / Date||Meeting Type||Petitions Due|
|Summer Term 2020|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 5||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, July 29 at 1:00 pm|
|Fall Term 2020|
|1:00pm Thursday, Sept 24||First Meeting of Term||Monday, Sept 21 at 1:00pm|
|1:00pm Friday, Sept 25||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Sept 24 at 3:00pm|
|9:00am Tuesday, Nov 24||Drop Day meeting if needed||Friday, Nov 20 at 1:00pm|
|Winter Term 2021|
|9:00am Tuesday, Jan 5||First Meeting of Term||Thursday, Dec 31 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Jan 8||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Jan 7 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Thursday, Mar 4||Drop Day meeting if needed||Monday, Mar 1 at 1:00pm|
|Spring Term 2021|
|9:00am Tuesday, Mar 30||First Meeting of Term||Thursday, Mar 25 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Apr 2||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Apr 1 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Wednesday, May 26||Drop Day meeting if needed||Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00am|
|9:00am Wednesday, Jun 23||Last Meeting of Spring||Monday, Jun 21 at 1:00pm|
|Summer Term 2021|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 4||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, Jul 28 at 1:00pm|