Periclean Honors Forum
The Periclean Honors Forum is an academic program that offers a supportive intellectual community for highly motivated Skidmore students. Academic excellence, leadership, and citizenship are the core values of the “forum,” which, as the name suggests, organizes and promotes the common goals and interests of the entire academic community. The Honors Forum offers rigorous courses and extracurricular events to its members and the larger Skidmore community. The 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 who have maintained semester and cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply for membership to the Honors Forum. Once selected, members are required to take Honors Forum courses, maintain exemplary academic and social integrity, participate in Honors Forum extracurricular events, carry out a Student-Led Honors Project, and complete a senior capstone project. In return, they gain access to Honors Forum housing, a student lounge, and pre-enrollment in unique course offerings, and graduate with Periclean Honors Forum distinction.