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The University Honors and Scholars Program provides experience and resources to support holistic development.

The following list outlines some of programming and opportunities available throughout the academic year for students in the program.

Living and Learning Communities:  LEAD: Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, and Discovery

Students in the University Honors and Scholars Program have an opportunity to participate in residential clusters that support academic achievement and social development.

Study Abroad through Honors and Scholars International

Students in the program have unique opportunities to study abroad for course credit and short excursions. Opportunities are coordinated through the Office of International Programs. Honors credit can also be given for study abroad experiences, provided the experience meets the criteria established by the University Honors and Scholars Program.

Academic Charge Ceremony

New members in the University Honors and Scholars Program are recognized by the University President and Provost during a formal ceremony at the beginning of the semester. It is at this time that students are given the charge to pursue high academic achievement through initiatives that advance innovation, motivation, and success.

Quality Research Experiences

Reading Circles – A common reading is assigned for each semester, and faculty facilitators will meet with the students to regularly discuss the text and encourage students to engage in scholarly activities relating to the texts. Texts align with campus productions through the Department of Speech and Theater Arts, exhibitions offered through the CAU Art Galleries, visiting speakers or lecturers, campus-wide themes or initiatives, local cultural events, texts that received a national book award, as well as works that provide context and scholarly commentary on national or global events.

Common Reading - Students would complete a commonly assigned reading during the summer break and during the winter break. The convening of a bi-annual symposium about the assigned texts in small, faculty-facilitated small group sessions reinforce the learning goals and allow for assessment of the learning outcomes associated with each specific text.

Service Through Engagement Program (STEP) - “Lifting as We Climb”

Students are expected to complete 20 hours of volunteerism each semester. Volunteer hours are tracked through the program. Collaboration with the Joseph Lowery Institute, Hands On Atlanta, and Brown Middle School and other other organizations exist. Additionally, service through peer tutoring is strongly encouraged.

University Honors and Scholars Commencement

All students throughout the University who have obtained high honors through academic and cocurricular excellence are recognized during this campus-wide celebration of achievement. The honors and achievements of these students, along with the outstanding honors and achievements of students inducted into academic honor societies and recipients of noteworthy acknowledgement, are recognized.

Career Planning and Development - Career Ready!

The Office of Career and Professional Development works directly with member of the program on resume preparation, eportfolio development, interview skills, and career pathways. Workshops, speakers, tutorials, and one-on-one assistance are especially available for students in the program.

Academic Support

Free printing is available in the Honors and Scholars Computer Lab located in Trailer 2. Peer tutoring is also available upon request. Academic advisement is coordinated and provided by the Program Director. Member of the Honors and Scholars Program benefit from a priority designation that allows for early academic advisement and course registration.