About The Honors Program

The Morehouse Honors Program is a four-year comprehensive program providing special learning opportunities for students of outstanding intellectual ability, high motivation, and broad interests.  The Program has majors from 14 of the College’s 16 academic departments and emphasizes leadership and social outreach systematically in classes and in co-curricular activities from freshman year to graduation.  The Program has established a record of actively supporting the College’s internationalization focus by introducing its students at the freshman level, in classes and in external meetings – to active interest and participation in global studies and study-abroad commitments to balance the students’ academic pursuits.

Admission  Standards

Admission to the Program is based on SATand ACT scores (generally a minimum of 1770 and 27, respectively), high school GPA (a minimum of 3.0), and a PROFILE(application) completed by each prospective freshman.  In some cases, however, freshmen whose entrance scores fall just below the minimum are admitted on a one-semester, conditional basis. Second-semester freshmen and first-semester sophomores may apply for admission if they are not admitted at the beginning of their freshman year. The Program is open to students in all academic disciplines.


Morehouse College Honors Program is actively involved in national, regional and state Honors organizations.  The Program also has membership in the Emerging Leaders Conference.  Each organization hosts an annual meeting, which selected Honors Program core faculty, staff and students attend as delegates, present papers, and conduct workshops.

Big Brother-Little Brother Mentoring Program

The goal in the Big Brother/Little Brother program is to have every freshman student introduced to an upper-class Honors Program student for contact by the start of his freshman year. It is the objective of the HP to have each pair maintain a relationship far beyond freshman year—ideally until and after graduation.

Honors Program Special Advantages

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Variety of scholarly, cultural and social activities
  • Practice and encouragement in thinking and working across various academic disciplines
  • Use of the Honors Program office library and computers
  • Opportunities to receive first-rate recommendations to graduate and professional schools
  • Opportunity to attend and present at Honors conferences
  • Graduation with Honors designated on the transcript
  • Honors Program seniors listed on the graduation program
  • Honors cord to be worn with graduation regalia

The Honors Program Club (HPC)

The Honors Program Club is a chartered student organization on campus.  The purpose of this organization is to develop the academic and social potentials of its members.  Members are encouraged to develop all aspects of their characters and personalities in the Honors environment. The HPC elects its own officers and sponsors activities, both for Program members and for the College community. Club membership is assured after a student is accepted into the Honors Program.  Only students in good standing, from freshmen to seniors, are permitted to run for office in the Honors Program Club and to represent the College and the Program at AUC, state, regional, and national Honors conferences.

Honors Program Club

“Intellectuals must gain respect…
through their efficiency, their taste for
unselfish work on behalf of the people,
and their clarity.  They must be sincere,
and to do that they must truly feel
themselves animated by an ideal that will
stand come what may.”
– Cheikh Anta Diop

Black Africa:  The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State (1987)