“There is nothing like a dream to create the future,” wrote Victor Hugo. With that inspiration in mind, welcome to the Honors College at Georgia State University.
The Honors College is one of the cornerstones of the university, with the mission to advocate for the educational experiences and resources needed by our high-ability students.
Over the years, we have built the foundation for a vibrant Honors community where faculty can work with our most talented students to advance undergraduate scholarship, enhance research, foster service and compete for prestigious awards and fellowships.
We are home for our university’s most innovative teachers and intellectually curious students. Our Honors community nurtures the concept of public service by serving interests larger than our own. The college fosters the development of intellectual judgment and inquiry skills through small seminars and mentoring of research projects from engaged faculty. It is a community that encourages and awards intellectual curiosity.
In these pages you will learn about our innovative and expanding honors curricula, first-hand global experiences from our students, undergraduate research opportunities and ways of competing for prestigious national awards and fellowships. We are assembling the tool kits for a lifetime of achievement.
You also will find a dean and Honors College staff whose top priority is to become a national model for undergraduate education.
Most of all, I hope you discover the sense of excitement that we at the Honors College feel for the future. There’s plenty of room, and I hope you consider joining us.
If you have questions, by all means feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founding Dean of the Honors College
Hello. I’m Sarah Cook, interim dean of the Honors College.
Welcome. Whether you are a first-year student, a transfer student, a student transitioning from the Honors College at Perimeter, or a newly enrolled student here on the Georgia State campus, welcome. You make the Honors College community vibrant.
Certainly, this year will be a year like no other. It poses tremendous challenges. But I’m certain that when you step on campus in August, we’re going to be ready with the high quality educational and co-curricular experiences the Honors College is known for and students have come to expect.
The question that we all must ask ourselves is who are we going to be, individually and as a community, during this time. Are we going to simply tread water and wait for this to pass? Or are we going to work together to challenge ourselves and learn new ways of communicating, learn new ways of using technology, and question long-held assumptions?
Perhaps, during this time of challenge and change, we will become richer for it. We will emerge stronger from it. And we will learn new ways of being in the world.
On behalf of all the faculty who teach in the Honors College and our tremendous staff, I know that we are all eager to see who you will become as Georgia State University Honors College students.