Medaille College Honors Program

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Congratulations to the incoming Honors Class of 2018!

(Honors Freshmen and Mentors at the Annual Honors Induction Event 2014)

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Medaille College Honors Program

The Medaille College Honors Program is a distinctive academic community that brings together talented and highly motivated undergraduate students, outstanding and enthusiastic faculty, and dedicated staff and administrators with the shared goal of promoting a rich, dynamic intellectual environment within and beyond the classroom. The purpose of this innovative program is to enhance the educational experiences of honors students by combining a sequence of eight honors-level General Education courses with an array of co-curricular events and projects designed to nurture deep intellectual inquiry, develop academic integrity and leadership skills, and foster a sense of shared moral commitment within the communities of Buffalo, Western New York, and the world. 

Benefits to students in the Honors Program include:

  • A rigorous and conceptually-integrated curriculum of honors courses designed to introduce and reinforce important critical thinking tools, communication skills, and scholarly ideas;
  • Participation in special honors receptions, presentations, symposia, and a suite of other academic activities, service projects, and social events;
  • Unique opportunities for personal mentoring from honors faculty, administrators, and staff, as well as the chance to connect with other outstanding and passionate students;
  • Flexible advisement and registration procedures to ensure enrollment in honors courses on schedule and in sequence;
  • A unique housing grant for all honors students choosing to live on campus;
  • Preferred parking for freshman commuter students;
  • Official recognition at commencement and on the diploma.

Furthermore, since the curriculum of the Honors Program is structured around accelerated versions of Medaille’s General Education courses, qualified students pursuing any undergraduate baccalaureate degree program are potentially eligible to participate.


Students that exhibit strong academics, skills, character, motivation and leadership will be selected to be part of the Honors Program.  Selections are carefully made following a student's acceptance decision.  Those selected will be notified in their acceptance packet from the Undergraduate Admissions Office. In order to participate in this program, selected students must choose to accept this distinction by completing the Honors Enrollment Form.


  • For questions or further information about admissions policies or financial aid, please contact Brian Filjones, Honors Program Liaison in the Admissions Office, at (716) 880- 2200 or via email (
  • For questions or further information about the academic or co-curricular aspects of the program, please contact Dr. Patrick Fazioli, Honors Program Director, at (716) 880-2152 or via email (

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

Please note: space in this program is limited and an application does not guarantee an acceptance decision. Participation in the College Honors program is always voluntary.

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