Honors College “Passing the Torch”

honors college passing of the torch

The first entering class of the newly established Honors College at YSU was formally welcomed by current Honors students and alumni at a “Passing of the Torch” ceremony and picnic on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Pollock House.

The new freshman class, otherwise known as the Honors College XXIII, received the torch from the previous class of Scholars and Honors students.

Students started at Cafaro House and processed carrying the new honors college banner, and their academic college flags, to the Pollock House for the ceremony.

Established in 1977, the Honors program  became vibrant in the early 1990s with the institution of the Leslie H. Cochran University Scholars Program. In December 2014, the YSU Board of Trustees approved the formation of the Honors College. The College is positioned to offer the continuation of a strong foundation enhanced by greater opportunities and collaboration in academics and research, leadership, service and engagement, study abroad and interdisciplinary perspectives to increased numbers of academically-talented students.