Honors Program

Maybe you'll read and analyze George Orwell's Animal Farm from a historic, psychological and literary perspective and the share your ideas with other students. Or perhaps you'll help produce Voorhees' annual Emmy Awards, a red-carpet production that honors the college's best.

Those opportunities, and more, will come your way as part of the Voorhees Honors Program, where the best and brightest come for challenges that will test their intellect in ways they've never before imagined.

Through the Honors Program, you'll visit theaters and museums and attend formal dinners just like the ones you'll attend during your professional career. You'll conduct research that will be presented as part of a compendium of Honors Program works. You'll participate in forums and have the privilege of taking special honors classes that offer more depth than regular course offerings.

Some components of the program will be for credit. But even the aspects that aren't will be to your credit and an investment in your intellectual growth.


Qualifications

There are two ways to join Voorhees' Honors Program: enter as a freshman or apply to the program after you've earned 15 credit hours but before you finish the first semester your junior year.

Admission as a freshman
Students who are enrolled as Presidential or Deanís Scholars are required to become members of the Honors Program. An entering freshman who is not a Presidential or Deanís Scholar must have a combined verbal and mathematical Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least 1000, or 28 on the American Council of Testing (ACT) or scores of at least 12.0 on the English, mathematics and reading tests of the California Achievement Test. An interested student must complete an application, as well as submit two letters of recommendation and an essay.

Admission as a current Voorhees student
Students who have completed at least 15 credit hours and have cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.5 may apply for admission into the program. The Voorhees College Honors Program accepts honors credits from honors programs at colleges or universities approved by the National Collegiate Honors Council. An interested student must complete an application, as well as submit two letters of recommendation and an essay.


Approval Process

After reviewing applicantsí credentials, the Honors Council invites eligible students for interviews. Within 10 days following the interview, the Honors Council informs applicants in writing whether they were approved for admission.


For more information about the Honors Program, contact Dr. Lugenia Rochelle, Honors Program coordinator, at  (803) 780-1179 or rochelle@voorhees.edu. Her office is Room 102, Matthew A. Golson Humanities - Education and Fine Arts Building.


Contact the Honors Program

The Honors Program Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Honors Program
Voorhees College
P.O. Box 678
Denmark, SC 29042

Campus Address:
Room 102, Matthew A. Golson Humanities - Education and Fine Arts Building
5564 Voorhees Road
Denmark, SC 29042

Phone: 803-780-1179

Email: rochelle@voorhees.edu