Keep Calm and Join Honors!
Do you have a minimum 3.2 GPA (3.5 GPA if entering from high school)? Then you should join the Honors community--it's super easy! Work with COD's best professors and engage in lively discussions. Fulfill general education requirements for any degree and perhaps get a scholarship when you transfer! For more information, contact an academic counselor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Honors Program
Watch this short video featuring Helen Feng, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program, and Chappie, COD mascot, as they discuss important information about the Honors Program. For additional information be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.
College of DuPage Honors Program Mission Statement
The College of DuPage Honors Program is a learning community committed to excellence by cultivating students' critical thinking and ethical responsibility, empowering them to become intellectually engaged and globally aware citizens.
Honors Program Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3533, (630) 942-3318
Jamie-Leigh DanemayerAssociate in Science
“You could pay $60,000 to live a couple hours away from your families, learn to worship Greek life as a historical idol, and overeat on a daily basis. Or you can come to COD and actually pay for the classes rather than the unhealthy, anxiety-inducing ‘college experience.’”Read Spotlight
"Teaching allows me to expose others to new ideas, art and ways of thinking, which brings me a lot of joy. I want my students to see how ideas fit together and to create new ideas, while evaluating and rethinking the old ones. Ultimately, they will learn the value of this kind of education when they succeed in transferring well or obtain meaningful careers instead of jobs at a much higher level than they could have originally dreamed."Read Spotlight
"What I took away from those mentors was the importance of the teacher-student interaction," Jim Allen said. "Those are the people who stick out in my mind because of the support that they gave me. I probably remember a quarter of what the music teacher taught me, but the impact he had was far more reaching."Read Spotlight
"I never thought I had the right personality to be a teacher, but I found there to be a similarity between acting, which I enjoy, and teaching – as if your class is the scene partner," Richard Jarman explained. "Beyond that, there is no finer reward than to contribute a little to the success of others and share in their glory."Read Spotlight
Eva Maria RäpplePhilosophy / Religious Studies
"Having lived in different countries throughout my life, I have always been fascinated with the diversity of ideas, patterns of thought, beliefs and values in this world," Eva Maria Räpple said. "Simultaneously, I gained an awareness of the need to examine those contexts critically."Read Spotlight
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