The Ina E. Gordy Honors College supports students with a track record of academic excellence and intellectual motivation as they seek to take their accomplishments to the next level. The Honors College has exciting and diverse programs such as the Residential Honors Program and the Honors Study Abroad. The Honors College presents the Forum Series each semester. The Forum Series is one of the premier lecture series in the state.
Access to Thought Leaders
Members of the Honors College have a myriad of special opportunities presented to them. They have had the chance to meet authors such as Joy Castro, Melissa Delbridge, and Rick Bragg. Honors students had a private round-table discussion about international affairs with former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Members have been given the opportunity to meet with civil rights legend and comedian Dick Gregory, founding member of the rap group Public Enemy Chuck D., and Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin.
Members may apply for grants to support undergraduate research and travel to regional and national honors conferences. Members may also work toward leadership opportunities within the Honors College. These positions include: service on the Student Honors Committee, Mentors to the Residential Honors Program, Community Living liaison, and employment as the administrative assistant to the Honors College.
Take some time to explore this website and see what the Gordy Honors College has to offer.
Gordy Honors College
W-599 1100 College StreetColumbus, MS 39701
The Forum hosts national, regional, and local speakers as well as films and special presentations. As one of the premier series in the South, the Forum presents dynamic and stimulating presentations for The W campus and the entire community.
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The Ina E. Gordy Honors College launched the Residential Honors Program (RHP) in Fall 2006. Since its inception the RHP has provided an innovative and dynamic living and learning experience for highly motivated scholars.
Required of all recipients of Centennial and Honors Scholarships, but open to application from other high-performing, highly motivated students, the Ina E. Gordy Honors College is a means of adding depth to undergraduate education. It encourages curiosity and initiative and provides an opportunity to apply learning to significant projects.
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439