About the Honors College

Honors College Mission 

The Honors College is a community of dedicated and diverse students, faculty and staff. We pursue excellence through scholarly advancement, community engagement, leadership development and cultural enrichment. Our students seek profound personal transformation through intentional and impactful experiences.

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Is the FGCU Honors College an honors society?

 No - the FGCU Honors College is an official academic College at Florida Gulf Coast University, with courses, curriculum and faculty all integrated with FGCU. The FGCU Honors College is not an honors society. 

 Students are frequently offered membership in a wide array of honors societies, but are often concerned about their value and legitimacy. In general, the honors societies that have a chapter on campus are an honors you can proudly place on your resume. You can reference the website of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) for more information on honors societies. ACHS was founded in 1925 as the impartial certifying agency for college and university honor societies. According to its website, "ACHS sets standards for organizational excellence and for scholastic eligibility for the various categories of membership: general, specialized, leadership, freshman, and two-year honor societies." You can find a list of certified members of ACHS at the ACHS Member Societies page. You can also find more information regarding honors societies and their involvement at FGCU by searching on EagleLink.

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