The teaching and learning approach at the Freddye T. Davy Honors College is characterized by a student-centered, hands-on pedagogy that emphasizes constructivist and metacognitive principles. Students are encouraged to engage deeply with their studies, think critically, and solve problems purposefully. Through voracious reading, creative thinking, thorough note-taking, incisive analysis, fearless sharing, and gracious interaction, students develop their academic voices. They participate actively in rigorous dialogue and communal sharing to foster serious academic inquiry.

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Dr. Long encourages all members of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College to understand, embrace and apply the concept of GRACE.  The honor college’s acronym stands for:

G – Generosity of spirit 

R – Respect for all 

A – Acceptance of self and others; 
C – Congeniality and  

E – Empathy


Scholastic Performance and Curriculum

In the great tradition of Freddye T. Davy, today’s honors college at Hampton University widens horizons and cultivates purposeful scholars and leaders from every conceivable walk of life.  The Freddye T. Davy Honors College knows that we are a very special place within a very special place.  Hampton University is now and forever your great Home by the Sea. We are one wonderful room in that home.  You should join us!

Honors College students are encouraged to pursue an off-campus experience, i.e., study abroad, university exchange, internship/ co-op opportunities.

Students must have a Hampton University GPA of 3.2 in order to apply. Applications are usually submitted freshman year.