Olivet College

Global Citizen Honors Program

dsc_2183-2The Global Citizen Honors Program (GCHP) at Olivet College is designed for the student who wishes to continue demonstrating creativity and leadership within the framework of Individual and Social Responsibility.

Members of GCHP 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 members to be involved not only with the problems they are investigating but with each other and the world around them. 

In addition to competing for a full-tuition scholarship, GCHP members are offered a distinct academic experience, including honors seminar, honors option courses, honors sections of Liberal Arts Core courses, world languages and the Oxford Experience. There are also a host of co-curricular events and opportunities that, taken as a whole, provide a comprehensive academic experience for our members.

Members who complete the GCHP requirements will receive official recognition, including language and/or insignia on their diploma, transcript and commencement program designating them as a graduate of the GCHP.

For more information about becoming a member of GCHP and the academic requirements for participation, please contact Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., GCHP director and professor of english, at 269.749.7621 or via email at kkraetzer@olivetcollege.edu.

Global Citizen Honors Program Scholarships

Each year, students can compete for various scholarship awards – including a full tuition scholarship and numerous additional scholarships – through an essay contest and interviews with Olivet College faculty. For more information about the GCHP Scholarship Program, please contact your admissions representative at 800.456.7189 or admissions@olivetcollege.edu.

Honors Seminar

Members participate in an honors-level seminar experience through which they may explore a wide variety of topics.  A selection of honors seminar course topics are offered each academic year.

The Honors Option

Honors Option courses are taken from the traditional class offerings of the college. The Honors Option is work done above and beyond the traditional requirements for a course to expand and deepen the learning in an area of interest to the student.

Honors Sections of Liberal Arts Core Courses

GCHP members can take honors sections of Writing and Rhetoric I and II and Civilization Studies.

World Languages

Members may complete a world languages course for honors credit.

Oxford Experience

Members are eligible to participate in the Oxford Experience at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Members would participate in an on-campus course taught by an Olivet College faculty member, followed by a tutorial with an Oxford professor in your academic area of interest. Participants in this program have full access to Oxford University’s curricular and co-curricular activities. For more information about the Oxford Experience, click here.