Wilkes University

Wilkes Honors Program

Wilkes University's Honors Program offers students an enhanced academic experience.

Are you self-directed and self-motivated? Ambitious in welcoming challenges? Curious and eager to learn about the world around you? Open to encountering the unfamiliar, with all of its risks and rewards?

Then you will find the Wilkes University Honors community a welcome home. As a Wilkes Honors Program student, you will benefit from educational opportunities that enhance your intellectual, personal and professional development; your participation in the Wilkes campus community; and your preparation for post-graduation success.

Opportunities include:

  • Honors coursework that rewards ambitions for more expansive academic challenges;
  • grant funding to support study abroad, research, internship, conference, and similar co-curricular (outside of class) experiences;
  • Honors housing for first-year residential Honors students to build connections among those of different backgrounds and interests;
  • preferential course selection to support Honors students’ ambitions when registering for classes;
  • no additional cost for course overload related to Honors work to ease students’ pursuit of their academic ambitions;
  • Farley Library book borrowing privileges extended to 90 days with one 90-day renewal period;
  • social events such as field trips, dinners and access to notable speakers to connect students with each other and with new experiences and potential mentors beyond campus;
  • special notation on transcript and recognition at commencement.

Our program partners with faculty, departments and schools and colleges across campus that foster independent research and innovative ideas, study abroad and internship support, and other initiatives to build friendships, provide mentoring, and link tomorrow’s leaders with those of today.

We embrace the Wilkes University values:

  • Mentorship
  • Scholarship
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Community

and also emphasizes our own values:

  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Self-awareness
  • Academic distinction

We seek individuals committed to these values in their educational, personal and professional pursuits. Explore our website to gain additional insight into our program and our community. For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Application is open only to students
who received an invitation in their acceptance package.

If you have questions, please email honors@wilkes.edu.