Our Story

Honors scholars at Honors Program Orientation Honors scholars at Honors Program Orientation

Our Honors Program is designed to help you succeed and make your impact on the world. 

Our program is designed to scaffold students as they think critically, logically, and creatively so that they can not only do their best work, but also use what they’ve learned to help better themselves and the world around them.  

Our Mission

  • Provide support for students who possess extraordinary intellectual promise, a strong academic background, broad extracurricular interests, and leadership abilities. 
  • Be as diverse as our nation: As an active member of the National Society for Minorities in Honors, 35% of the Emory & Henry Honors Program are students of color; we also warmly welcome scholars from all religions and from the LGBTQ+ community as well. Our diversity is our strength!
  • Build Community: From your first days on campus to graduation, the friends that you discover in the Honors Program will make your college career more meaningful and enriching.  Whether we travel out of state for a conference or go to the local escape room or ax-throwing business, you’ll form lasting friendships with other Honors students. College is the place where you’ll make life-long friends, and being in Honors will introduce you to some of your best friends!
  • Individualized academic opportunities: Rather than warehousing students into a series of Honors classes that may have little to offer to your career or interests. Emory & Henry’s Honors curriculum is flexible, offering you multiple ways to earn Honors credits through Study Abroad, “contracting” courses that you’re passionate about, or developing a senior project that will help you get into your ideal graduate program or that perfect job!
  • We reward service to the community, facilitate study abroad experiences, and support your involvement in the life and culture of Emory & Henry.

The Honors Program at Emory & Henry supports you to meet your challenges, whether they are academic, artistic, career-oriented—we help you to become more awesome than you think you are!

We ask you to take what you learn in classrooms, laboratories, and midnight discussions and to apply it to the life we live—whether on a community level or on a global scale.

“As Honors students, our hope is that research conducted at Emory & Henry will help improve the lives of people around the world.”

—Kyle Boden, Class of 2014.  Kyle received the NCAA Walter Byars Scholarship