The Honors Program

Honors Program


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The Pursuit of Excellence

The Honors Program at Guilford College provides a supportive community for students who have demonstrated a commitment to achieving academic excellence.

Through seminars, extra-curricular activities and one-on-one collaboration with faculty members on coursework and research, the program provides opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills. It also allows you to explore the love of learning, culminating in a public presentation of a thesis project in your senior year.

In addition, you’re strongly encouraged to attend professional and undergraduate research conferences and take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities like internships and study abroad.

Senior stipends of up to $1,000 are available to provide funding for presenting your research or creative projects at conferences, applying to graduate programs, taking graduate entrance exams, or for research expenses related to your senior thesis.

College Catalog

For more information about the Honors Program, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; tuition, fees and financial aid information; and a message from President Jane K. Fernandes.

Honors Program News and Events

Securing the Future

Securing the Future

What inspired a group of Honors Program students to create, plan and host TEDx Guilford, “Securing Our Future”? It’s simple — community.

Three Weeks on the Edge: Fantastic Journeys

Three Weeks on the Edge: Fantastic Journeys

The Guilford Edge provides incredible opportunities for hands-on, collaborative…

Honors Students With Hege Library Research Award

Honors Students With Hege Library Research Award

Congratulations to Honors seniors Ro Lutenbach '17 and Taryn McFadden '17.

About the Honors Program

Opportunities

  • Participate in Honors seminars in your first, third, and fourth years.
  • Attend meetings with faculty and peers to discuss progress on projects, research and service ideas.
  • Work with faculty members to develop a specialized Honors course in your sophomore year.
  • Present your projects/research at the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium.
  • Engage in internship or study abroad experiences.
  • Complete a senior thesis project with a public presentation.

Eligibility

The Honors Program is open to all full-time, degree-seeking students majoring in any department or program of the College. Successful completion of the Honors Program is noted at graduation and on your transcript.

Most students are admitted to the Honors Program as entering first-year students. Based on a combination of high school achievement, standardized test scores, writing samples and recommendations, students are invited to apply to the program.

In addition, current full-time first-year students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply to the program in January. Transfer students with fewer than 54 credits, or those coming from another Honors Program, are also invited to apply.

Contact Honors Program Director Heather Hayton at honors@guilford.edu or 336-316-2397  for more information. You can also find additional information in our FAQ. Current Honors students and faculty can find program documents, resources and requests for senior stipends on the Honors canvas site.

Hands-on Learning

Guilford Honors students have many opportunities to engage in hands-on learning, from researching nest predation alongside an ornithology professor, planning a successful TEDx event on campus, studying abroad in the Italian Alps, teaching English to Nepalese refugees, or interviewing a Japanese punk band for an Honors thesis.

Contact Us

The Honors Program office is on the first floor of Hege Library. For more information, contact faculty and staff listed below and follow the Honors Program on Facebook. You can also make a donation to the program by using this form.

Honors Program Director
Heather Hayton 
honors@guilford.edu
336.316.2397

Honors Program Interim Director
Rachel Riskind
honors@guilford.edu
336.316.2010 

Honors Admission Liaison
Kyle Wooden
woodenwk@guilford.edu
336.316.2383