Medaille College is proud of its reputation for having small classes and a low student-to-faculty ratio. As Medaille students, therefore, it is natural for students participating in the College Honors Program to maintain close contact with their professors. Each Honors student is assigned a mentor who provides academic and personal guidance.
Mentoring opportunities are also fostered by a variety of special events that bring honors faculty, administrators, staff and students together outside of the classroom. For instance, the College Honors students are encouraged to participate in receptions, presentations and other co-curricular activities throughout the academic year.
Benefits to students participating in the Honors Program include:
- A challenging and richly integrated honors curriculum in which courses are carefully designed to interconnect, reinforcing important critical thinking tools, communication skills and scholarly ideas.
- Unique opportunities for mentoring from honors faculty, administrators and staff.
- Special honors receptions, presentations and other social events.
- Flexible advisement and registration procedures to ensure enrollment in honors courses on schedule and in sequence.
- Official recognition at commencement.
- A unique housing grant for all Honors students choosing to live on campus!
Furthermore, because the College Honors Program is built around honors-level sections of Medaille's General Education Core courses, talented and committed full-time day students pursuing any of the College's baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to participate.
Honors Students have the opportunity to have their senior research papers published in the annual Honors Capstone Collection. The 2014 Honors Capstone Collection is available here.