In our program, students grow personally and professionally by connecting to the community and giving back. All Honors Program students are required to do a minimum of 15 community service hours per semester. Community engagement is also built into our curriculum. For students who want to engage even more and grow as leaders, our program has a partnership with the Center for Community Engagement.
One of our Honors students and community engagement leaders was featured in the GothicTimes, and reflected on her work as follows:
The NJCU Honors Program connects students with one another right away, based on their interests. This gives students a feeling of comfort and support along their four-year journey by pairing first-year students with a mentor who has been in the program at least a year. Your mentor will:
It's a special experience to work with someone further along the path you are about to begin. Take full advantage of it!
Honors students are given priority admission to our newest dormitory, West Campus Village, as well as its NJCU Leadership Living and Learning Community. On a dedicated floor with student government leaders, athletes, other high-achieving students, and several key amenities, Honors Program students are set up to thrive in the best possible dormitory experience.