The Kenneth L. Pike Honors Program invites exceptional students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher to design a unique academic program that creatively complements or extends Gordon College majors or minors in pursuit of their learning goal.Pike Scholars can take advantage of diverse opportunities at Gordon, internationally or at other institutions in this country to enrich existing majors in unique ways. Scholars design a creative, rigorous program with a depth and breadth that would not ordinarily be available to them at Gordon.
Note: It is also possible to formulate a Contract Minor based on the above criteria, as a supplement to a traditional academic major.
Learn how to consider and build a Pike Program - download the Kenneth L Pike Honors Program Application & Guide, and visit the Application page. Be sure to consult with your current academic advisor and think about general advising issues.
You can also keep in touch with Pike scholar and alumni updates, as well as relevant Pike-related events on our Facebook page.
A Pike Scholar's curriculum must be individually approved by the Pike Honors Committee and the Academic Programs Committee of the faculty. It becomes a recognized undergraduate program of study for the student as its own major, or as an additional major or minor for that student.
Examples of past programs include:
For more information, contact the Registrar's Office: