To Be Honorable is to Serve. 

In 1979, the Honors College at West Chester University was built upon the sure foundations of academic excellence, campus engagement, and community building. As we celebrate 40 years of Honors education, we are extremely proud of the over 1500 men and women who took the invitation to adhere to our motto: To Be Honorable is to Serve.

The pride of the Honors College is our student body. Students in Honors represent a diversity of academic backgrounds spanning 51 distinctive disciplines. Such diversity truly enlivens discussions in class when a pre-med major and a major in music education can come together to discuss strategies for economic enhancement, formation of ethical standards for genetic testing, and approaches to survey research.

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Success Starts Here

We are extremely proud of the Capstones our students use to better communities, both here and abroad. Click on this link to see how Honors students, Kimmi Szajnuk and Camerson Ducey raised over $11,003.71 for young patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Kimmi is a senior, Cell & Molecular Biology major, and Cameron is a junior Nursing major – both members of the WCU Swim Team!

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Jocelyn Brown

Honors Student Spotlight

Honors College first-year, Jocelyn Brown, has recently been accepted to present at the 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Leadership Studies Conference! Jocelyn is an International Relations major with minors in Spanish, Global Studies, and Civic & Professional Leadership. She will be presenting her piece: “Leadership Theory in The Terror” which she wrote as her final paper in CPL 120. Jocelyn and Honors faculty member, Professor Wooten, will be attending the conference together on April 4th. We are thrilled to have Jocelyn represent Honors and showcase her leadership knowledge!

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