Information for Faculty and Staff

The OHIO Honors Program (OHP) offers highly motivated students the opportunity to shape their educational futures through a blend of curricular and co-curricular experiences. With the guidance of an OHIO Honors advisor, students choose a mix of honors-level courses and out-of-class opportunities that satisfy their intellectual curiosity and facilitate deep learning. OHIO Honors students complete as many as 14 honors experiences over the course of their undergraduate careers as they build toward a fourth-year capstone portfolio.

An emphasis on experiential learning is a central principle of OHP, as is the importance of interdisciplinarity. Guided by the program's three pathways (leadership, research and creative activity, and community engagement), OHIO Honors students are introduced to the value of bringing diverse perspectives into conversation. We encourage students in this practice as they develop effective responses to challenges they face in academic environments as well as the other spaces they inhabit.

Propose a curricular experience

If you are a faculty member interested in working with OHIO Honors students in your classroom, we encourage you to propose an honors adaptation to one or more of your existing classes. In these curricular experiences, OHIO Honors students complete the same work expected of other students in the class and are graded on those elements of the curriculum in the same manner as their classmates; however, OHP students also are required to complete additional assignments and/or activities that demand deeper, more complex engagement with the course content to earn credit for the honors experience. These additional efforts are not evaluated with a letter grade but rather are assessed on a credit/no-credit basis to encourage academic risk-taking and the pursuit of challenging educational experiences.

For more information, contact Dr. Geoff Buckley or Nicole Finnicum at

Propose a co-curricular experience

The OHIO Honors Program is always looking for campus and community partners interested in developing rich co-curricular experiences that benefit both our students and the larger communities we inhabit together. We want our students to think broadly about how their engagement with the world outside the classroom can inform and be informed by what they’re learning in their curricular experiences. Co-curricular experiences may take a variety of forms, including internships, research apprenticeships, project-based community engagement, and more sustained organizational involvement, among other possibilities.

If you or your organization (or campus unit) would like to partner with the OHIO Honors Program to develop a mutually beneficial experience for OHP students, contact Dr. Geoff Buckley or Nicole Finnicum at

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