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Challenge Brings Reward

To enter into the Medaille College Honors Program at the Buffalo, New York campus you must have strong academic credentials and high school records of active extracurricular participation and work with like-minded individuals to engage challenging issues in an environment of vigorous intellectual inquiry that develops leadership skills and solid social and moral commitment.  Scholars are able to register for special honors sections of nine interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences courses that link together to reinforce fundamental skills and concepts. Mentoring opportunities also include a variety of co-curricular activities that bring honors faculty, administrators, staff and students together outside of the classroom. The honors curriculum is fully integrated into each major and requires no additional coursework.


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.

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Eligibility will be determined by the Admissions Office at the same time as an acceptance decision.  Eligible students’ application materials will then be forwarded to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Honors Program Director for candidacy review.  A student will be offered acceptance into the Honors Program if s/he exhibits strong leadership and scholarship inside and outside the classroom.  

For questions or further information about the program, please contact:

Honors Program Co-Directors
Dr. Lesley Capuana, (716) 880-2451
Samantha Purpora (716) 880-2450

Please note: space in this program is limited and participation is always voluntary.


Honors Program Enrollment Form

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Honors Program Handbook

More detailed descriptions of the aims, structure, and policies of the Medaille College Honors Program can be found in the Student Handbook.

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