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Honors Engaged


"Right off the bat, the Honors College sets you up through Honors Engaged with non-profits in the community. Since we receive so much from the Charleston community, it's a natural and understood response that we should give back." -CofC Honors Student, Ellie Flock

Building meaningful connections with the world beyond campus is an essential component of the Honors College, be it through internships, study abroad opportunities, or community engagement and activism. Honors students at the College of Charleston are consistently dedicated to contributing to the local and global community. Consequently, the Honors College is designed to integrate your classroom experiences with impactful service on campus and in the community.

Your first-year experience will introduce you to Honors Engaged, a program developed by the Honors College to address the most critical issues in the Charleston community. Our staff asks you to consider the root causes of social problems so that you may begin to affect positive change and experience impactful, experiential learning. Service, for our students, is not about accumulating a particular number of hours, but forming reciprocal relationships with community members on and off campus. Throughout the first-year experience, you’ll work with peers and instructors to reflect on your experiences within Honors Engaged, and ask not only what your service means for you, but what it means for the greater community. To learn more, see the Honors Engaged blog.