North Central College
The College Scholars motto, excellence through community lies at the heart of the opportunities available to its students. New students may: Attend the Orientation Retreat with returning students and honors faculty to develop friendships and learn more about the honors program. Elect to live in the honors residence hall that includes a study room and programs dedicated to the academically-focused student. Friendships with other Scholars form through: Participation in social events, such as Happy Hours, a Spring BBQ, a Welcome Back Dinner, and the Chocolate Festival. Membership in the Honors Student Organization, which sponsors numerous events and offers leadership opportunities. The use of the Honors Lounge and the Honors Reading Room located in the E.E. Rall House, home to the College Scholars Program. Scholars expand and demonstrate their knowledge beyond the classroom through opportunities, such as: The College Scholars Colloquy, where once each term a guest speaker leads a discussion on an interdisciplinary topic. Community service projects. A Richter Grant that provides funding to conduct independent research anywhere around the world. Student Conference Travel Program that provides funding to present research at conferences such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.