The essence of the S. G. Atkins Scholars Society is personal attention, enlightening seminars, illuminating study-abroad experiences, numerous research opportunities, and career-building internships—all designed to enhance students' educational experience and prepare them for graduate studies or a career. The central goal is academic enrichment. One of the great strengths is that it offers a nurturing, supportive environment in which students can develop and grow. Winston-Salem State University recognizes that much of the students' education occurs beyond the walls of the classroom. Their ideas are shaped by their experiences. As such, students are encouraged to participate in traditional and non-traditional learning --- including an array of travel, social, academic, cultural and recreational activities.
The Simon Green Atkins Scholars Society is an interdisciplinary, institutional undergraduate program that includes both curricular and co-curricular components, as well as a variety of experiential learning initiatives. Events are tailored to the needs of highly motivated students. Some of the unique features of the Society include the following:
- Student Scholars Organization (SSO)
- "Building Bridges" Undergraduate Research Program
- Professional and Leadership Development Activities
- Community Engagement Projects
- Priority Registration and Advisement
- Social Enhancement Activities
The Simon Green Atkins Scholars Society program provides high-achieving WSSU undergraduate students enriched educational experiences that develop their scholarly excellence, foster their intellectual curiosity, enhance their personal growth, and promote their engagement in the community.