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: UASH will not hold their First Meeting of Term in-person on March 31. Please note that the petition due date is still in effect for reinstatement petitions. Due date for other petitions is TBD. See below for temporary changes to procedures for petitions.
Petitions for Reinstatement. Petitions will be reviewed remotely as they are received. This is to give students earlier decisions to assist them in their planning arrangements for the term.
Other Petitions. Those petitions below with "+" will be reviewed by virtual meeting at a later date (TBD). This rescheduling is to accommodate the transition to an online spring term for our faculty and student committee members. Note: If you are petitioning for reinstatement as well as concurrently petitioning for forms with "+", you may submit those together to email@example.com. They will be reviewed along with your reinstatement petition.
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||Erik Herrera|
|William M. (Bil) Clemons, Jr.||Elaine Lowinger|
|Mitchell Guttman||Karen Pham|
|Ryan B. Patterson|
|Christy Salinas *|
|Kevin Gilmartin *|
|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 in the Center for Student Services, Brennen Conference Room, 3rd Floor. Below are the scheduled meeting times for 2019-20.
|Term / Date||Meeting Type||Petitions Due|
|Summer Term 2019|
|9:00am Thursday, Aug 8||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Thursday, Aug 1 at 1:00 pm|
|Fall Term 2019|
|1:00pm Thursday, Sept 26||First Meeting of Term||Monday, Sept 23 at 1:00pm|
|1:00pm Friday, Sept 27||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Sept 26 at 3:00pm|
|9:00am Tuesday, Nov 26||Drop Day meeting if needed||Friday, Nov 22 at 1:00pm|
|Winter Term 2019|
|9:00am Tuesday, Jan 7||First Meeting of Term||Thursday, Jan 2 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Friday, Jan 10||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Jan 9 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Thursday, Mar 5||Drop Day meeting if needed||Monday, Mar 2 at 1:00pm|
|Spring Term 2019|
|TBD||First Meeting of Term||TBD|
|9:00am Friday, Apr 3||Appeals Meeting||Thursday, Apr 2 at 1:00pm|
|9:00am Wednesday, May 27||Drop Day meeting if needed||Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00am|
|9:00am Wednesday, Jun 24||Last Meeting of Spring||Monday, Jun 22 at 1:00pm|
|Summer Term 2020|
|9:00am Wednesday, Aug 5||First Meeting Before Fall Term||Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:00pm|