National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2015, Volume 16, Number 2.


Copyright © 2015 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


Honors programs and colleges are sources of innovation and risk-taking, but they often maintain some roots in the origins of their home institutions. From its founding in 1913, when a small group of businessmen gathered to formally study business, to 2015 when that Evening School of Commerce had grown to a vibrant 32,000-student research university with students from every state in the nation and most countries in the world, Georgia State University has consistently displayed an enterprising and independent spirit along with a staunch commitment to ensuring that students from all backgrounds can achieve their academic and career goals. The GSU Honors College, established in 2011, is a vital part of this mission, a place where the most intellectually curious and intensely motivated undergraduates explore a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum, engage with outstanding faculty, conduct research with top scientists and scholars, and graduate ready to embark on a lifetime of achievement.