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Honors Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Honors Program at Point Park University is to enhance the academic experiences of qualified students who desire a challenge, take responsibility for learning, and seek intellectual and personal growth. This especially motivated community of learners has opportunities beyond the classroom to develop to the fullest potential through community/University service projects, colloquia and leadership activities. Honors students will be expected to participate in Honors Program activities on and off campus because the program serves as a catalyst for innovative development not only within the curriculum but also within other University courses and within the larger community.


The goals of the Honors Program are to enhance students' educational experiences and prepare them for further study or careers after graduation and to develop bright, motivated students.  We believe that Honors students should continually challenge their intellectual limits, working creatively and seriously to reach their highest potentials as scholars and leaders.

The Honors Student

We're looking for students who want to get the most out of college by participating in the program which goes above and beyond career training, which challenges their thinking, and which considers the whole person as a member of the community.  Honors students will demonstrate initiative and experience depth of study beyond the conventional expectations of a traditional class room with a learning process that encourages participation, creativity, and imagination. 

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Honors Student Organization

The Honors Student Organization serves as a liaison between students and the Honors Program director. In addition, the HSO will enhance the overall academic experience of Point Park University students through the coordination of events that reflect the interests of the Honors Program students at large.

HSO is in charge of planning and implementing the programming for the Honors Program. HSO is comprised of the executive board and the general body of members. Open HSO meetings are held once per month.

For more information on HSO, please contact president Thaddeus Covaleski at tscoval@pointpark.edu.

Honors Program Documents and Forms

Connect with the Honors Program

  • Questions about the Honors Program? For more information, please contact Helen Fallon, professor of journalism and Honors Program director, at hfallon@pointpark.edu or 412-392-3982.