• Hope finds her passion
  • A record of excellence
  • Tom and Melinda Cook  + 3 – a true Appalachian family
  • Vargas’ year in France affirms self-reliance, inspires him to give back
  • Discovering endless possibilities
  • Scholarship making a dream a reality
  • Finding fellowship with the Appalachian Family
  • Study in Japan – a student’s dream comes true
  • Building a future of hope
  • A Rich Learning Experience

The Honors College

Supporting Academic Excellence

Appalachian’s Honors College is an academically rigorous program within the larger university, preparing students for their post-graduate training and long-term goals, and developing the leaders of the future.

Appalachian has offered academic honors programs to its most academically successful students for more than 35 years. The Honors College offers stimulating classes, a living and social community, and an environment that values global understanding and service. These characteristics contribute to the goal of providing opportunities to broaden and enrich the university experience of intellectually motivated students. The Honors College emphasizes developing independent and creative thinking, promoting open and provocative discussion and nurturing the exchange of ideas.

With your support, the Honors College will be positioned to recruit and retain students who are prepared to meet the highest level of academic challenge, and will be positioned to offer these students the challenge and support they need to become passionate and successful alumni.