Honors Forum is an academic program that offers rigorous courses and extracurricular events to its members and the larger Skidmore community. Honors Forum regularly hosts field trips, campus dialogues, and lectures to foster the life of the mind and build a community of like-minded scholars and leaders. In their first or second years, students apply based on their GPA and leadership potential. Honors Forum members are required to take courses and lead a community service project. In return, they gain access to Honors Forum housing, a student lounge, and pre-enrollment in unique course offerings and graduate with a designation in Honors studies.