About Honors

About Honors

Our History

The Rowan University Honors Program was founded in 1989 at Glassboro State College as an academic concentration providing academically outstanding students with course work that was qualitatively different from the traditional general education and major program curricula. It was housed in Arts & Sciences and served primarily liberal arts majors. Henry M. Rowan’s 1992 gift of $100 million to the institution created the College of Engineering in 1996 and transformed Glassboro State College into a university in 1997. As Rowan grew, so did the Concentration, and it soon spanned the university. In September 2004, Thomas N. Bantivoglio gave $1 million to Rowan with the specific goal of strengthening Honors. The Bantivoglio gift allowed the Concentration to grow in size, to become more active and more academically rigorous, and to offer more benefits to Honors students in the Concentration. 

Approved as of July 1, 2017, the upcoming transition from an Honors Concentration to an Honors College marks the next major change to Honors education at Rowan University. Honors is currently poised to assist Rowan in its strategic goal of increasing and improving quality and to lead the University in providing cutting-edge research opportunities for its students, rewarding teaching and research opportunities for its faculty, and serving as anchor in maintaining the rigor and value of a liberal arts education.

Our Present

Mission: Honors fosters a diverse community of citizen scholars by cultivating curiosity and integrity both in and outside the classroom. We develop socially and civic minded leaders active in participation and service within and beyond Honors. 

lightbulbThink: our academic curriculum alongside extra-curricular activities, foster an understanding and appreciation of cultures and the arts.

fernThrive: Valuing the whole student, Honors takes a holistic approach to education that cultivates health, wellness, and curiosity.

handShare: Students, faculty, staff, and administration collaborate to provide a framework for community service and civic engagement.

Vision: Honors aspires to grow and sustain a socially and intellectually diverse community that values depth and breadth in the life of the mind as well as the outward application of these efforts to better the community. Our innovative and interdisciplinary courses foster evidence-based thinking as well as understanding of cultures and an appreciation of the arts.

 

 Updated August 15, 2017

About Mr. Thomas N. Bantivoglio

Mr. Bantivoglio

Thomas N. Bantivoglio is a long-time partner in the law firm of Archer & Greiner, P.C., serving as counsel for Delaware Valley businesses and corporations for more than 50 years. In addition, as a trustee of the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation, Mr. Bantivoglio has helped to improve the economic and educational prosperity of southern New Jersey by providing support to Rowan University and other nonprofit organizations. In September 2004, Mr. Bantivoglio made a gift to Rowan that directly supports the University’s Honors program. Because of his generosity, the region’s most talented students will have access to challenging and mind-broadening educational experiences.