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Honors Pillars


Director's Message

Clay MotleyI am pleased to welcome you to the Honors Program at Florida Gulf Coast University.  I invite you to explore our website and discover the outstanding opportunities the Honors Program offers its students.  The Honors Program is a community of scholars—students, faculty, and staff—who continually learn from one another and are enriched by our collective talents, knowledge, and efforts.  

The Honors Program encourages and supports students increasingly taking an active and creative role in their education, thereby gaining the skills and experiences that will transform their lives and prepare them for success after graduation.  Honors students have opportunities to work closely with faculty mentors, be inspired by fellow Honors students, engage in research projects and creative activities, study abroad, create substantial service projects, and become leaders in the program and throughout campus.  In short, at the time Honors students graduate from FGCU, they have much more than just good grades and a diploma; they are able to demonstrate that they are self-motivated scholars and leaders that make a difference in the world. 

The Honors Program community is only what our students make of it.  Each Honors student has the ability and responsibility to add to this program, teach others, and leave his or her own mark.  I hope you will take the opportunity to visit the Honors Program in person (which you can schedule here) to learn more about our unique community, and I hope you will consider joining us.

Clay Motley, Ph.D.
Director, Honors Program
Associate Professor of English

Important Dates


October 15th: Honors Develpoment Grant (Research) Deadline 2

October 22nd: Make a Difference Day!     


October 28th: Signature Event- Boo Bash

November 3rd: St. Baldrick's Day 2016