About the Program
The Honors Program provides intellectual stimulation and challenge to students of high academic ability and motivation. The program is designed to guide students toward academic and professional independence, and foster a community of shared scholarly and creative interests.
Honors students demonstrate the achievement of independence in their senior-year research and creative projects. The Honors thesis helps to prepare students for independent professional life and cultivates a sense of responsibility and self-reliance that helps to shape students as citizens and community members.
"Kneading Minds," a project designed to integrate service into the Honors experience, was created in 2009. By creating a sustainable social venture that benefits a community partner, we have facilitated community building among our Honors students. Honors students come together to bake bread in the Honors residence hall kitchen several times a term, which we sell to Otterbein faculty and staff. Profits are given to our local community partner, the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.).