About the Program
The Honors College Upper-Division Experiential Learning Program (Honors EXCEL Program) supports WVU undergraduate students in experiential and community-engaged learning. Students will develop skills in leadership, project management, communication, and collaborative scholarship. Students will create scholarly products appropriate to their project while advancing the service mission of West Virginia University.
Experiential learning allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to projects they are passionate about. Students will take ownership of a project from design and implementation to presentation. Diving deeply into a project and communicating the work broadly builds and strengthens valuable skills for students, including project management, time management, interpersonal skills, and communication. The Honors College will help students succeed through its mentoring, coursework, and funding opportunities.
Students who complete the program will demonstrate competence, discipline, grit, and independence. In the process, students will develop a unique set of skills and meet a network of peers and professionals that will make them competitive for professional/graduate schools and leadership positions in government and industry. Finally, students can make positive change locally, regionally, and globally.
Students in the program receive priority course registration. Students who complete the program will be highlighted at graduation and on their transcripts.
For in-depth and up-to-date details about the Honors EXCEL Program, review
the Honors EXCEL Program 2021-2023 handbook. Program details may vary by
year and advisors should refer to the appropriate handbook for students by year
of admission. Visit the page below to locate the appropriate handbook.