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Honors College What We Do

We focus on leadership, community engagement and enhanced curriculum

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Our Honors College students strive to be recognized as a significant catalyst for improvement of communities in Kansas and beyond. You will be given multiple opportunities to use your knowledge and skills to provide service to others through group and individual service projects.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE LEARNING

The Honors College sponsors and supports a variety of domestic and international service-learning activities.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Connecting with people and developing strong relationships with them is what the Honors College is all about. You will be provided many opportunities to work with fellow students, faculty and staff, as well as people from all over the world on projects of shared interest. Becoming an agent of change for the common good is the mission of the Honors College.

ENHANCED CURRICULUM

A unique curriculum has been designed that further distinguishes your education in the Honors College. Traditional honors courses lay a foundation for the curriculum, while honors contract courses expand and enhance offerings which allow you flexibility in customizing your educational choices. Through an agreement with professors, Honors College students can transform traditional courses into honors contract courses. The combination of traditional honors courses and honors contract courses will provide you with an enriched and broadened educational experience.

MENTORING

Faculty and community mentors will work one-on-one with you to explore new ideas, develop new skills, and tackle leadership challenges. Mentored experiences provide the support and guidance necessary for you to achieve your leadership and educational goals and reach your potential.

LIVING AND LEARNING SPACES

As an Honors College student, you will have access to the Honors College Engagement Center, a technologically enhanced space. First-year students also have the opportunity to live on the Scholar’s Floor in the Residence Halls, where you form a unique and supportive living community.
Scholars Floor Residence

HONORS SCHOLARSHIPS

Honors College students who are actively engaged in the Honors College are eligible for annual renewable scholarships. These scholarships are a testament to Emporia State’s commitment to support Honors College students who maintain high academic, leadership, and service standards.

New Members

Scholarships are awarded annually for new Honors College members entering in August. Applications for membership must be received by the deadline to be eligible for a new member scholarship. Scholarship amounts are based on available funding.

Application here

Continuing Students

Members of the Honors College must continue to meet high academic and service standards. Students will be provided annual, renewable scholarships contingent on satisfactory progress in meeting Honors College requirements. To qualify, an annual scholarship renewal application must be submitted to the Honors College by April 30 of each year. Scholarship amounts are based on available funding.