Honors Program

The Honors Program at Roanoke College

The Honors Program at Roanoke College offers a general education program that parallels the Intellectual Inquiry curriculum while providing students with opportunities to engage with communities beyond the classroom. Within the classroom, every Honors course features enhanced academic rigor, engaging intellectual discourse, and connections between course materials and the broader community, both on and off campus. Outside of the classroom, Honors students are active members of the campus community, participating in a wide range of activities, including intercollegiate and club sports, performing arts, the campus radio station, student government, and student groups. Additionally, Roanoke College Honors students volunteer with a wide variety of organizations throughout the Roanoke Valley, from building houses to tutoring kids to cleaning up trails.

The Honors Program is composed of several different components: the Core Curriculum, the Distinction Project, and the Honors Community.

Information about joining the Honors Program for incoming freshmen is available on the external Honors Program webpage. Admission is also possible during the first year at Roanoke College and before the second year begins. If you would like more information about joining the Honors Program during or immediately following your first year, please contact the Honors Program Director, Chad Morris.