Program Documents

Doug Collar teachingProgram Documents


Over their four years in the program, students will compile a portfolio of their best work. Not only can a student look back at their progress, but also use the portfolio to showcase their best work to employers. 

  • Impromptu Essay I (First Year)
  • Photocopy of Four-Year Plan
  • Scholar Written Assignment
  • Scientist Written Assignment
  • Artist Written Assignment
  • Citizen Written Assignment
  • Impromptu Essay II (Junior)
  • 5 Selected Entries from your Service-Learning Journal
  • Senior Honors Written Project w/ Title Page and Signatures
  • Senior Reflective Essaystaircase
  • Special Choice I (optional)
  • Special Choice II (optional)
  • Special Choice III (optional)
  • Special Choice IV (optional)

Your Special Choices do not have to be from your Honors seminars. If you have essays or projects that you have done in other classes, you may include these.

Mission Statement

Heidelberg is committed to affirming values that produce creative, responsible individuals, and challenges all students to reach their full potential as whole persons. The Faculty of the University has established an Honors Program to support and challenge the University’s most outstanding students in the development of intellect and character. This program, entitled “The Life of the Mind,” which integrates learning and life experiences, stems from the mission of the University. It features extensive contact with the fundamental values that underpin self-worth and integrity, free inquiry and intellectual rigor, an understanding of other cultures and traditions, and a lifelong habit of commitment to the community and concern for social responsibility