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The Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES)

Mission & Goals honors students

The Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES) is a concentration program that encourages motivated students to explore challenging and personally-tailored programs of advanced study. Coursework emphasizes the complex relationship between individuals and their communities (local, regional, national, and global) through creative seminars and independent research opportunities.

Honors Program Mission
The Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES) will enhance the scholarly empowerment of students and encourage active citizenship, leadership, and devotion to the common good.

Honors Program Goals & Outcomes
Goal: To promote critical, reflective & independent thinking

Goal: To ensure a commitment to community awareness, involvement, and service

Goal: To foster excellence in verbal and written communication skills

Goal: To cultivate awareness of global issues and cultural diversity