Director's Message
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Honors Program at the College of New Rochelle. As Director, I have the privilege of working with a talented and highly motivated group of students, supervising a challenging and culturally enriched approach to higher learning that produces engaged citizens and effective leaders – graduates who are prepared to successfully take part in global society.

Designed as an interdisciplinary liberal arts experience, the Honors Program is not about making college harder, it’s about making college better. Since its inception in 1974, the Honors Program has placed a high priority on scholarly discovery and social excellence, fostering each student’s academic independence, leadership abilities, and community involvement. Honors students are encouraged to pursue their intellectual curiosity, engage in active learning, develop their critical thinking skills, and hone their ability to express themselves.

With our small seminars, our outstanding faculty committed to one-on-one learning, and our encouragement of original and independent student work, opportunities abound in the Honors Program. Whether by serving on the Honors Board, as a mentor to incoming freshmen, or by presenting research at the annual National Collegiate Honors Council conference, Honors students excel as scholars and leaders, integrating academic and social life.

I invite you to explore the Honors Program: visit our beautiful campus, located just outside of New York City; sit in on an honors seminar; chat with honors students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have – I would love to hear from you.

Dr. Amy Bass, Director
phone: 914.654.5987