Scholarship. Service. Community.

Scholarship. Service. Community.

The three pillars of the Honors College, Scholarship, Service, and Community serve to anchor the academic and philosophical missions of the Honors College.

Cormier Honors College (CHC) is home to those who wish to be engaged in the life of the community and for those who wish to lead, to guide and to serve.

As an honors student, you'll join a community of focused and like-minded students living and learning through scholarship and service. 

We offer challenging courses and a degree with honors, but that's only one facet of the program. 

From our living and learning community to serving and leading in the Longwood and surrounding communities we support each other through challenging course work and competitive scholarship to achieve a degree with honors.   


In my first year, I participated in team building at a ropes course, I was invited to a dinner with Longwood's Board of visitors, went on field trips with other Honors students to delve deeper into our course material, I was elected president of the Honors Student Association, and had a proposal accepted for an idea exchange at the National Collegiate Conference in Seattle.

Madison Lewis ’19


Great Benefits for CHC Students

Our honors program is based on the foundation of Community,  Service and Scholarship. Combine these with the benefits of special programming and exclusive study abroad opportunities, and your experiences as a Cormier Honors student will give you the edge on the competition. 

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Priority class registration - You go first, no matter your standing
  • Highest merit-based scholarships offered at Longwood
  • Designated housing in the heart of campus
  • Funding opportunities for conferences and study abroad programs
  • Access to free printing and specialized study locations
  • An all-inclusive leadership retreat prior to the start of the fall semester 


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