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Residential Honors Program

Residential Honors StudentsThe 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.

The Residential Honors Program features three major components:

  • required freshman and sophomore honors curriculum consisting of courses in literature and history which is open only to students in the RHP
  • living in the Honors Residence Hall, where residents will learn from two upper-level honors mentors and will participate in weekly programming
  • required study abroad program after the sophomore year during which students complete two section of the junior level honors seminars (HO 303). The study abroad has been set in:

2007: London
2008: London
2010: Edinburgh, Scotland
2011: Edinburgh, Scotland
2012: Belgium
2013: Edinburgh, Scotland
2014: Edinburgh, Scotland
2015: Edinburgh, Scotland

Locations will vary with the interests and expertise of the faculty conducting the program.

 Residential Honors Students in Scotland
Residential Honors Program students in Scotland, Summer 2013


Admission to this program is highly competitive and is granted primarily to the recipients of Centennial and Honors Scholarships. Students interested in applying to the program must interview at Scholars' Day.

RHP colloquium schedule--contact Dr. Whitehead, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RHP Curriculum

Freshman Year: History 101 (Fall), History 102 (Spring), Participation in Colloquium
Sophomore Year: English 201 (Fall), English 202 (Spring), Participation in Colloquium
**Must live in the honors dorm**
Summer After Sophomore Year: Study Abroad—4 weeks. Take two sections of HO 303, Honors Seminar. This fulfills the junior year honors requirement.

In addition to the RHP curriculum above, members of the program fulfill the coursework required of all honors students: 4 semesters of Honors Forum, 2 semesters of foreign language, HO 401 & 402 (Independent Study Senior Honors Project).

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