Learn more about William S. Dietrich II and his gift to Thiel College
The Kenneth & Marianna Brown Dietrich Honors Institute of Thiel College offers students two different tracks: a traditional track of honors courses (Blue) and a flexible track for students who need a less regimented schedule (Gold). Both build on the Questioning & Questing sequence, a first-year foundational sequence including five special courses.
View the CURRICULUM and COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
At the end of its four-year developmental phase, the Dietrich Honors Institute will include 250 diversely gifted Dietrich Scholars whose lives will be enriched by giving to and receiving from a learning community filled with passionate and purposeful people.
The Dietrich Honors Institute endeavors to help students become full human beings whose breadth of knowledge, strength of character and thoughtfulness of action make them natural leaders in the world. The DHI curriculum is designed to inform through the acquisition of knowledge, to form through the building of character and to transform through engagement in service to the larger world.
Dietrich Scholars can enrich their honors experience in a variety of ways, including:
- Working on Harlequin, the DHI e-magazine
- Assist with the annual publication of a book featuring outstanding honors papers
- Be a part of field trips such as kayaking on Lake Pymatuning or exploring New York or Chicago
- Serve on the Dietrich Honors Council or the Dietrich Honors Student Advisory Board
- Travel abroad with honors abroad experiences
Take a look at the upcoming events of the DHI in the DHI UPDATE!
To be eligible for enrollment in the Dietrich Honors Institute, students must have a 3.5 GPA and one of the following: 1100 (SAT), 24 (ACT) or be in the top 15% of his/her class.
Dr. Curtis L. Thompson
Lisa M. Walton, J.D.