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Professor Phil Adamo

Honors Program

The Augsburg Honors Program offers an adventurous education where exceptional students with a passion for ideas can be their best. We offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for students committed to an outstanding higher education.

Augsburg’s Honors Program is unlike any other honors program in the nation because it gives students the resources and freedom to build their own ideal higher education. Honors students take the Honors curriculum – which satisfies the general education requirements – and have the opportunity to create their own courses, edit and write for the Honors Review (an interdisciplinary journal for undergraduate scholarship), engage in faculty/student research collaboration, and belong to an Honors House.

Service and Leadership Opportunities

House Presidents are elected to sit on the Student Honors Council and Faculty Honors Council, and be a part of crucial decisions about the program, courses, and requirements. They are elected via popular vote at the end of every academic year and subsequently become house president the following semester. Two presidents are elected per house, and they have a variety of different leadership opportunities and decision-making roles that varies with their chosen house. Any student who is not a first year is invited to apply to be president; first year honors students are instead invited to become first-year representatives. These first years do not represent a specific house, but have an equally important role in representing their fellow first year honors students by participating in the councils. Two first year representatives are chosen within the first weeks of their life at Augsburg and remain as representatives until the following year.

Honors Desk Staff work at the Honors desk in the Honors suite and are crucial to the administration of the program in matters financial, academic, and social.

Honors Review is managed, edited, written, and published by Augsburg Honors students. The Review is an multidisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship that accepts submissions from students, selects the best, and publishes the results. Honors students may be staff writers, editors, or managing editors, and use the experience to satisfy their research requirement.

Our students are Informed Citizens, Thoughtful Stewards, Critical Thinkers, and Responsible Leaders.