Honors Scholar Program

About Our Program

Established in 1985, the Honors Scholar Program at High Point University is now home to 300+ student scholars dedicated to pursuing intellectual curiosity and educational excellence. Honors students engage in multidisciplinary, collaborative project-based learning experiences throughout their courses and co-curriculum, and they reside in a living-learning community in Finch Hall, forging meaningful relationships with one another both inside and outside the classroom.

Program Mission

With a commitment to the rich traditions of the liberal arts, the High Point University Honors Scholar Program takes a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to higher education, empowering students to cultivate contemplative selves and to build meaningful public lives.

Program Vision

Believing a liberal education transcends the sum of its parts, the program will challenge students to connect diverse ways of comprehending their world, to approach problems and questions with rigor and adaptability. Its graduates will have prepared themselves for leadership on a global stage, their lives deepened by intellectual curiosity, broadened by cultural and academic diversity, and strengthened by compassion and self-awareness. They will distinguish themselves by their abilities to synthesize information, create new knowledge, render sound judgments, and communicate effectively.

Program Principles

The Honors Scholar Program has five principles that inform its scope, structure, and delivery.

  • That a university should value diversity and inclusion while creating a climate conducive to the intellectual and emotional development of all;
  • That a liberal arts education should empower students to be agents of their own learning, in school and throughout life;
  • That a core curriculum should teach the habits of mind indicative of a liberal arts education: critical thinking, inquiry, synthesis, contextualization, and reflection;
  • That core courses should invite multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives so as to teach students to recognize preconceptions and biases, tolerate ambiguity, consider ethical concerns, and cultivate compassion;
  • That the value of a liberal arts education should be continually, rigorously, and publicly analyzed by students and faculty.


The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

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