Baldwin Wallace University
First-Year Student Retreat: All incoming Honors students participate in a two-night off-campus retreat prior to the start of fall classes in order to get connected as a class and shake-off pre-college jitters with empowering, team-building experiences. Leadership Development and Service Opportunities: Honors students are offered numerous leadership and service opportunities such as the Honors Leadership Board and Honors Representatives. Students may also apply to serve as peer mentors for incoming first-year students. Learning Community: The Honors Program offers a living-learning community for students to feel right at home as they develop bonds with their fellow classmates and bring classroom conversations into their residence hall. Honors Abroad: The Honors Program is expanding our study abroad efforts and now offers a subsidized Honors Abroad trip to Guatemala focused on service. Students may also apply for funding to take part in other study abroad programs. Research Experience: Honors students are required to complete a senior thesis or project, which they may then present to the Mideast Honors Association conference that Honors attends every spring. Advanced Scheduling: Honors students are given the privilege of scheduling their classes in advance, ensuring they are enrolled in the classes they need or want to take.