|"The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds." |
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Waynesburg University Honors Academy allows students who are hard-working and academically ambitious to pursue lives of rigourous purpose.
The learning goals of the Honors Academy are to:
- facilitate superior intellectual investigation among students representing a variety of majors;
- engender intellectual curiosity;
- attract students who are committed to knowledge and inquiry;
- enhance capacities for critical thinking;
- develop persistence to complete intellectual endeavors;
- expose students to a wider intellectual community;
- and increase cultural awareness through the arts.
An effect of the academy is group cohesion among the Honor students at the University. The program requires both curricular and co-curricular components. Curricular components are located in each year of the student's experience. Co-curricular components occur during the first year under the aegis of the Honors Seminar.
Enrollment in the program is required of the Outstanding Scholars. Participation in the program is elective for incoming students who have been awarded the Presidential Honor Scholarship or AB Miller Honor Scholarship. Such students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average in order to participate in the program. Upon graduation, those students who complete all the components of program receive special designation on their diplomas and transcripts.
Contact Jenny Jellison for further information.