Global Citizen Honors Program

The Global Citizen Honors Program (GCHP) at Olivet is designed for the student who wishes to continue demonstrating creativity and leadership within the framework of individual and social responsibility.

Global Citizen Honors Program members are provided opportunities to investigate global, interdisciplinary issues by inquiring into the theories and philosophical underpinnings of complex social issues. The program is experiential, requiring you to be involved not only with what you’re learning, but also with your classmates and the world around you.

Priority Registration

All GCHP students can register for classes as soon as registration opens, helping to ensure access to high-demand courses.

Honors-Only Courses

GCHP offers two types of courses that are open only to program members:

  • Honors sections designed specifically with GCHP students in mind and Honors Explorations, three-credit hour interdisciplinary courses.
  • Enhanced regularly-offered courses. Completing an Honors option in a regularly-scheduled course gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with college faculty on projects that extend and enhance courses they would take as part of their liberal arts core or major-minor requirements.

The Oxford Study Abroad Programme

GCHP offers students the chance to spend part of their summer studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Program Events

GCHP hosts a variety of events for its students, including dinners and field trips to local destinations and to larger cultural centers.

Two Membership Levels

GCHP Scholars are individuals who are committed to completing 24 honors credits, including the Honors thesis, and intend to graduate from the Honors Program. However, the Honors Program faculty recognize that our students’ lives are complex, so we offer students the ability to “step back” to the Associate level of participation as early as the first semester of study.

Control Your Own Learning

GCHP is designed to place students in the driver’s seat — they decide whether they are ready to commit to remaining GCHP Scholars or whether they would prefer a less rigorous but still engaged experience at the Associate level. Students decide whether to pursue and complete Honors options and whether to take Honors sections or Honors seminars.

Graduation Honors

GCHP Scholars who have completed all program requirements wear a special stole at Commencement indicating their status as a graduate of the Global Citizen Honors Program. Students who complete the Honors Program also receive special insignia on their diploma indicating that they are a graduate of the Honors Program.

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