Shaping the World Mission, Vision & Values

At the Schreyer Honors College, we are recruiting and developing students who want to identify and solve problems, who want to make their communities and the world a better place. We are shaping people who shape the world.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion History & Traditions
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Founding Principles Our Mission

The mission of the Schreyer Honors College is to promote:

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Academic Excellence with Integrity

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Building a Global Perspective

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Creating Opportunities for Leadership & Civic Engagement

Our Impact Our Vision

Schreyer Honors College will:

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Redefine Excellence in Honors Education

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Create Communities of Authentic Belonging and Engaging Experiences

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Pioneer New Ideas with Integrity of Purpose

Schreyer Scholars harvesting crops to fight food insecurity

Lead Positive Change through its People

Guiding Principles Our Values

We are Scholar-Centered, guided by:

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Inclusive Community

Learning together with an intellectual curiosity that recognizes the whole person, discovers common ground, fosters trust and celebrates diversity.

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Courageous Discovery

Supporting the risk-taking required for the advancement of knowledge and scholarly achievement.

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Global Intention

Recognizing individual responsibilities and opportunities in our communities and an interconnected world.

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Empowered Growth

Meeting Schreyer Scholars, faculty, staff and alumni where they are, and partnering in service to their aspirations.

Translating Words Into Actions Making the Mission, Vision & Values Work for You

In order to provide Scholars with more directed guidance on how to apply our mission, vision, and values on their journey through the Honors College and beyond, we've reformulated those statements into four key areas.

Make the Mission Work for You
Schreyer Scholar Edka Wong

After hearing about Schreyer from a friend, I was motivated to achieve the GPA to be accepted into the Honors College as a current Penn State student. Schreyer has provided me with leadership opportunities through the Schreyer Honors College Student Council, given me the ability to work closely with faculty, and held me accountable for my education.

Edka Wong ' 18 Political Science

Shaping the World Mission, Vision & Values

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion History & Traditions