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Honors College History

The College at Brockport's Honors Program was formally established in 1974 to meet the needs of intellectually motivated students with superior academic ability. From the very beginning, the program sought to create a stimulating learning environment that was flexible enough to serve the academic and personal goals of Honors students from a wide variety of academic majors. Over the past thirty years, the Honors Program has evolved into a thriving community of students and faculty who share in a common commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth. Currently, the program has more than 300 students enrolled in every academic major across the campus.

The College at Brockport’s Honors Program has long been an active institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), which has identified a set of “best practices” for Honors Programs and Honors Colleges. NCHCs “best practices” informs the current structure and content of Brockport’s Honors Program and is used as a guide for periodic program reviews. Brockport’s Honors Program has met the “characteristics of a fully developed Honors Program” and already utilizes many of the best practices of Honors Colleges.

In the Spring 2013 semester, the Honors Program was renamed to become an Honors College.



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Last Updated 8/14/13