The Honors Village is a collaborative partnership between University Housing and the University Honors Program (website) providing residents the opportunity to live and learn in a vibrant academic residential community. The Honors Village is a unique living and learning environment helping participants apply class experiences directly to life experiences through: intellectual and affective growth, including personal, academic and professional development; appreciation for demographic and intellectual diversity; and interaction with faculty and staff members. Academic engagement and research opportunities are core to the mission of the University Honors Program, and student experience in the Honors Village assists in completing UHP requirements.
The mission of the Honors Village is to create a community of young scholars which is engaged in societal issues, provides opportunities for growth and is grounded in critical scholarship.
What We Offer
The University Honors Village is housed in Bagwell, Becton and parts of Berry Halls on East Campus. These halls and the Honors Village Commons combine to form what is affectionately known as “The Quad.”
In the Village, first-year residents are assigned upper-class UHP students to serve as mentors (Honors Village Fellows) who assist in the transition to both university life at NC State and the University Honors Program. Fellows help students realize the goals of a honors education and what it means to be a scholar within one’s discipline. In addition to mentoring first year students, HVFs also play an active role in sustaining the Village community by facilitating the Honors Village Societies, which are inquiry based community groups for students to discuss topics, ideas and research within a particular context. The Honors Village Societies include: Research and Inquiry, Cultural Exploration and Public Scholarship.
Through the partnership with Honors Village Fellows, Quad Resident Advisors, the Quad Area Council and Village Societies, the following programs are an example of Honors Village community life:
- Academic/Educational Programs – Book discussion with Scholar-in-Residence, Dialogue based events, Research Grant Funds and Research Speed Dating
- Cultural Programs – Events around NC State and Raleigh, such as First Friday’s, tickets to plays, theaters and museums
- Service Programs – Que lo Que, Service NC State, Relay for Life, Red Cross Blood Banks, Daniel’s Center and the Krispy Kreme Challenge
- Social Programs – CORE, Harry Potter Day, Winter Formal and Field Days.
With a focus on academic success within the University Honors Program (UHP), students in the UHP are given priority to live in the Honors Village. UHP students may request a non-UHP preferred roommate. Requests are granted as space allows. To return to the Village, residents must be in good academic standing with the University Honors Program. Non-UHP residents may also return to the Village as preferred roommates to UHP students.
Incoming students will not be able to request bed spaces in the Quad when they complete their Housing Applications. Incoming students are assigned spaces within the Village by the Community Director after admission to the Honors Program. To live in the Village, interested students should apply to the University Honors Program or be a preferred roommate of a UHP student. If selected for the UHP, students will be able to request space in the Village when they accept their offer to the Program. However, students must complete their Housing Application to be placed in the Village. Incoming students should complete a Housing Application before hearing from the Honors Program to ensure on-campus housing. We strongly suggest students apply to live in other Villages or request to live in communities near the Quad in case they are not selected for the Honors Program.
Because of space limitations, UHP members are not guaranteed assignment in the Village. Honors Village allows its residents to have a non-Village roommate, space permitting.
The Scholar-in-Residence Program was established to connect NC State faculty members and Honors Village students in non-traditional learning environments. The program fosters an environment where meaningful, cross-disciplinary dialogue occurs between residents and faculty members through lunch in our dining hall, evening lectures offered to the community, or enjoying a sunny afternoon on the Honors Village quad.
Application and Contact Information
Connor Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Community Director, Honors Village