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The Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars

Honors College

Benefits & Opportunities

The Honors College Communityclassroom presentation by student

Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars enjoy all the benefits of being an honors student at ETSU. 

  • A small community of high-achieving students in a variety
    of honors programs - The Honors College regularly hosts co-curricular and social events for members of the honors community. 
  • Priority registration - Honors students are permitted to register for courses early, which insures an opportunity to register for courses that they most want to take and that
    best fit with their schedule. student service table
  • Honors advising - In addition to major and professional
    advisers, honors students receive additional advising
    through the Honors College, helping to make sure students are on track to meet goals and graduate on time. 
  • Honors-only computer labs and study areas -
    Honors students have 24/7 access to computer labs and study areas in Yoakley Hall. 

Community Service

A variety of community service opportunities are available on
campus and in the wider community for service scholars each semester, through both service-learning courses and students outdoors cleaning rubbish
co-curricular activities

  • Service scholars are required to engage in a minimum of
    40 hours of community service each semester. 
  • The program will guide students through the process of exploring their own interests, finding appropriate organizations and opportunities, and devising a plan each semester for completing service hours. 
  • Explore community partners here - Agency Partnership Directory

PHCSS Curriculum

The program includes an integrated, four-year, 18-hour honors curriculum.

  • Students enter the program in a cohort and take 11 hours of honors courses with the cohort
    over the first two years.
  •  In the first year, service scholars will explore opportunities for community service through a
    one-hour honors colloquium course in the fall and spring semesters, and an additional
    service-learning course in the spring semester.
  • In the second year, service scholars will take honors courses in ethics and diversity
    that help provide theoretical structure and perspective on service.
  • In the junior and senior years, service scholars will take honors-enriched courses in their major,
    including service-learning courses in the major.
  • In the final year, service scholars will engage in a capstone service project.

Click HERE to Apply

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