Before Honors students’ Clemson careers officially begin, they can get a jump start on undergraduate research through EUREKA!, a five-week residential program that combines working closely with top Clemson faculty on a research project with beginning the transition to college life.
Dixon Global Policy Scholars
Honors students may apply to participate in the Dixon Global Policy Scholars program as early as spring of the first year. Dixon GPS provides extensive opportunities for students to develop a deeper understanding of global politics and international policies through study travel, specialized seminars, and dedicated mentoring.
Advising for National Fellowships and Scholarships
The Calhoun Honors College is Clemson’s clearinghouse for the major national fellowships and scholarships such as the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Goldwater and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. The Honors experience, both in and out of class, is designed to support students interested in these opportunities to excel at the national level.
Calhoun Honors College enhances the cultural lives of its members by providing opportunities to visit area art galleries and museums and to attend a variety of dramatic and musical performances. Subject to available funds, a limited number of tickets are purchased for events at Clemson's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The calendar of events is established each year with input from the officers of Calhoun Society, the honors student organization.
Calhoun Scholars are serious about their studies, but they also manage their time effectively in order to have an active social life. Recent Honors-sponsored activities have included a welcome for entering freshmen, snow-skiing and white-water rafting trips, horseback riding at Dillard Farms in Dillard, Ga. and visits to the Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. Students are informed of upcoming events through electronic mail and other means of communication.