Values, Benefits, Expectations

Commonwealth Honors Program values equity, integrity, honesty, perseverance, academic achievement, independence, intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, and a collaborative spirit.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Membership in a community of intellectually curious learners
  • Increased opportunities for scholarships
  • Guaranteed transfer to any of the Commonwealth Honors Programs or Honors Colleges in the Massachusetts University system
  • Enhanced prospects for acceptance to private four-year colleges and universities
  • Participation in upper level seminars
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Attendance at scholarly conferences
  • Resumé building activities such as the Honors Research Conference
  • Participation in special events and networking activities
  • Recognition as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar at Commencement

Expectations for honors students:

  • Demonstrate academic and personal integrity
  • Commit to be a full participant in the honors experience
  • Collaborate with students and faculty
    Pursue independent scholarship
  • Interact respectfully with members of the college community
  • Cultivate student success skills
  • Participate annually in the research conference
  • Uphold CHP Values

Expectations for honors faculty:

  • Mentor students through completion of their honors experience
  • Guide students through their research papers/projects
  • Advise students how to fulfill their honors requirements
  • Commit to participate in honors activities
  • Participate in the growth and development of the honors program
  • Participate in annual honors conference
  • Serve on the Honors Committee
  • Uphold CHP Values and participate in faculty meetings/retreats once a semester
Last Modified: 3/26/24