Honors Collegium

The Honors Collegium is an integrated liberal studies academic program that emphasizes the development of global student leaders who are innovative and committed to the learning process, experimentation and community service learning. The College is named after the late Whitney M. Young, Jr., executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971,a distinguished leader of the American civil rights movement, and a graduate of Ƶ. Through its special curriculum ,The Whitney Young Honor Collegium aims to develop in its students the qualities of critical intelligence, maturity, and leadership exemplified by Mr. Young.


Honors Program

The centerpiece of the Whitney Young Honors Collegium is the Honors Program, an integrated liberal arts program that emphasizes student discussion of excellent books.  Honors students can complete their core liberal studies requirements through the Honors Program and then go on to major in any field. Honors students may also major or minor in Liberal Studies.  The Honors Program is also the designated pre-law program for Kentucky State University.

International Studies Program

To prepare students for our increasingly globally-connected world, Kentucky State University offers a Minor in International Studies, and a BA degree in Africana Studies through the student-designed BA option of the Whitney Young Honors Collegium.


About Whitney M. Young, Jr.

The school is named after the late Whitney M. Young, Jr., executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971, distinguished leader of the American civil rights movement, and a graduate of Ƶ. Each of the special programs in the Whitney Young Honors Collegium aims to develop in its students the qualities of critical judgment, maturity, and leadership exemplified by Mr. Young. Who was Whitney M. Young, Jr.?

Program Coordinator

Shannon Brogan

J.S. Hathaway Hall
Suite 407D
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Contact:

(502) 597-6314
shannon.brogan@kysu.edu