Mission of the Sokolov Honors College 

Inspiring a love of learning through opportunity, community and family


The Honors College experience is built on five pillars of academic and social excellence:

Research & Scholarship

We have Rhodes and Goldwater scholars; students taking part in REUs and internships as early as their first year; and those making the most out of their Honors courses, creating projects around topics they're passionate about.

Leadership & Involvement

Leaders on campus are tomorrow's trailblazers. Our track record of SGA presidents and vice presidents, Sokolov Honors College student trustees, Homecoming Court members and student organization officers shows an undeniable trend of active leadership.

Global Citizenship

You'll be encouraged and supported in your quests to travel the world, learn about cultures and gain new perspectives.

Community Engagement

Honors students must complete at least 60 hours of meaningful community service each year, from volunteer projects centered around causes you're passionate about to service-learning experiences that are tailored around your academic field of interest.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Who doesn't want to make the most out of their college experience? You'll find yourself working in multi-disciplinary groups for a variety of projects to broaden your academic experience.


History of Honors at YSU


As an honors student, I dedicate myself to:
Doing my best academically;
Engaging myself and my talents in volunteerism;
Expanding my perspectives in interdisciplinary studies;
Promoting fluency through global citizenship; and
Fostering my leadership skills for the betterment of myself, my community, and Youngstown State University.
In humility, I make this pledge.

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