For many students, the non-academic benefits of the Honors program prove to be just as meaningful as the seminars. As a member of the Alfred University Honors Program, you can expect to be surrounded by bright, talented, creative, and energetic students from the start of your first year. There’s no way we can detail all the perks of being an Honors student, but here are some of the highlights:
Soon after your acceptance in the Honors Program, you’ll be “adopted” by an upper class member of the Honors program who will answer any questions you may have via phone or e-mail. Before the start of classes in late August, you’ll have lunch with the other first year student members of the program and finally meet your “big sibling” at the Death By Chocolate reception for new and returning students, held annually at the Honors House.
“Alfred University Scholar” will appear on your transcript and be printed on your diploma. This will be a plus if you apply for graduate school or are nominated for a Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall or other scholarship.
There is financial support available to defray costs relating to your Honors Thesis.
Events & Activities
Honors Students learn together – but they play together, too. The Alfred University Honors Program is an active body which provides many activities for students to engage in. We have service events, educational discussions led by AU professors, Games Nights at the Honors House, as well as social events. Students have many opportunities to become involved in these ongoing activities and events
Road trips are popular, too. Two or three times a year, Honors students have an opportunity to attend a variety of out-of-town cultural events: we've seen David Sedaris, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Young Frankenstein. In the past, we've seen "Evita," "Into the Woods," "Phantom" and "Les Miz," among others. Trips are always preceded by dinner out. We've sampled Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, and Greek restaurants.
Dr. Gordon Atlas, Director
Alfred University Honors Program
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, New York 14802