Cognition. Compassion. Community.

Cognition. Compassion. Community.

Cormier is where cognition unites with compassion to build community. We’ll help you explore your passion so that you can discover your life’s work.

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


Valued Scholars from Day One

Cognition, Compassion and Community anchor all aspects of the CHC, where you are welcomed with open arms into our inclusive community of citizen leaders from day one.

Our Honors scholars are privy to a number of wonderful perks, including:

  • 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 away programs
  • Access to free printing and specialized study locations
  • An all-inclusive leadership retreat prior to the start of the fall semester 

Core Requirements

Complete eight Honors courses, including:

  • Honors sections of CTZN 110 and CTZN 410
  • At least 3 courses at level 300 or above
  • Undertake an annual self-reflection project under the direction of a CHC faculty member
  • Complete a study away experience (domestic Brock Experiences or international programs)
  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA in Honors courses and overall
  • Participate in our four-day Honors Leadership Retreat