The Honors Program Mission Statement

The Morehouse College Honors Program empowers its students through a stimulating learning environment to achieve their maximum potential and excel in academics, leadership, service, and global awareness.


The Structure of the Honors Program

The Program is administered by a director, administrative assistant, and an Honors Program council, composed of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, selected departmental chairpersons, administrators, core faculty, and two student representatives.


Honors Program Core Faculty

Honors Program faculty members are chosen on the basis of their reputations as outstanding teachers, both rooted in their academic disciplines and experimental in their classrooms. Chairpersons from the departments which offer Honors Program courses recommend to the Honors Program director the faculty members “released” from one or more regular department courses to offer Honors sections. All Honors Program core faculty at Morehouse are committed to engendering leadership among students by providing classroom curricula and academic experiences leading to individual excellence, as well as to group productivity. Morehouse HP instructors practice the latest classroom pedagogies endorsed by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).


Special Advantages

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Variety of scholarly, cultural and social activities
  • Practice and encouragement in thinking and working across various academic disciplines
  • Use of the Honors Program office library and computers
  • Opportunities to receive first-rate recommendations to graduate and professional schools
  • Opportunity to attend and present at Honors conferences
  • Graduation with Honors designated on the transcript
  • Honors Program seniors listed on the graduation program
  • Honors cord to be worn with graduation regalia