The Hilbert College Honors Program is a community that provides an intellectual learning experience for Hilbert's top students in a challenging setting that fosters excellence.
Honors students explore new knowledge through honors-related coursework, colloquium experiences and community service. These opportunities help the students grow intellectually and socially. Through their involvement in Honors, students are asked to think for themselves and to have a positive impact on the world around them. Frequently our greatest challenges and our greatest triumphs come when we push ourselves to make the most of our abilities and talents. The Honors program at Hilbert is designed to do just that.
Students fulfill Honors credit requirements by doing advanced work in some of their classes or taking Honors-designated classes. The Honors projects allow the student to work one-on-one with a faculty member, benefiting from that faculty member’s expertise and mentoring.
In addition, students in the program receive several benefits, including a yearly scholarship, priority registration, access to the Honors lounge, and educational travel opportunities.
Participating in Hilbert’s Honors Program shows that you are motivated, well-prepared, and self-reliant. Honors on your degree says that you can succeed in the challenges that you face, because you already have a proven track record of success.
"The Hilbert College Honors program gives me a chance to explore my academic interests with projects that I can personally tailor to fit what intrigues me while building off of my strengths. On top of this, the Honors classes help students expand their perception of the world around them through community service opportunities and in-class assignments focused on different cultures worldwide."
- Steven, class of 2023
New students can apply to the honors program by filling out our online form.
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Honors students have the opportunity to participate in educational travel opportunities in a variety of ways. Students have traveled to conferences to present their academic work, they've participated in service trips both in the United States and abroad, and they have an opportunity to travel through the HON 330 class. Previous travel destinations have included California, South Carolina, Italy, Ireland, and Spain.
Have a question about the Peer Leader or Honors program? Contact us.
Dr. Amy Smith
General Studies Chair
Call: 716-649-7900 ext 354
2022 Honors Ceremony
2019 Honors Presentations
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