LIVE AND LEARN AMONG THE BEST . . . CHALLENGE
YOURSELF. . . GAIN EVERY ADVANTAGE . . .
The Honors Program at Winston-Salem State University offers academically talented students a well-rounded education that combines academic studies with cultural enrichment and service to the community. Through an intensive curriculum and a variety of leadership opportunities, students in the Honors Program at WSSU receive the best education possible while preparing for graduate studies or a career. Serving more than 200 students, the Honors Program provides the additional advantages of cultural enrichment activities and academic support, as well as internship, co-op and study-abroad experiences.
The Honors Program recognizes students for their academic achievement while challenging them to maintain a high standard of excellence. Several program features and activities are designed to ensure that this goal is met:
- Student Honors Organization (SHO)
- Honors Housing in Rams Commons Residence Hall
- Personalized Instruction from honors faculty
- Leadership Development Activities
- Volunteer Service Projects
- Honors Newsletter, The Advantage
- Honors Summer Advancement Program (HSAP)
- Honors Summer Session Abroad
- Local, Regional and National Honors Conferences
The Honors Program ensures that scholars have a relevant, challenging, rewarding experience. It promotes a lifelong, disciplined approach to knowledge and scholarship through inquiry and exploration. Through quality educational experiences and co-curricular activities, scholars are ready to be creative and critical-thinking leaders in their professions and communities.
Each spring, the Honors Program recognizes those students whose academic achievements are the fulfillment of the founder's vision of Winston-Salem State University. Those recognized have disciplined themselves to the strenuous demands of the academy, and their presence at the annual Honors Convocation bespeaks their commitment to success. These scholars are acknowledged for achieving High Honors, Honors, and Dean's List status and for Class/Departmental Honors.
Lamp of Learning
The "Lamp of Learning," borrowed from Greek and Roman traditions, is the hallmark of the Honors Program. The more than 200 scholars who are a part of the Honors Program contribute significantly to the rich legacy of Winston-Salem State University. These champions of education are intrinsically motivated students and socially responsible members of their communities.