Message From The Director

Bruce Dierenfield Thank you for visiting the website of the All-College Honors program at Canisius College. For a half century, Honors has provided academically gifted, highly motivated undergraduate students with an accelerated and enhanced intellectual experience that helps them become independent critical thinkers who will be prepared to lead successful careers and fulfilling personal lives. Joining Honors can be the first step in a life-changing experience.

Although the academic component is the heart of the program, it is not the only reason to participate in Honors. Honors students have access to special living accommodations on campus, unique travel opportunities, research grants and internships, social events, and individualized mentoring/advising for prestigious scholarships. Plans for the coming year include a retreat at the Chautauqua Institution, theatrical performances at the Shakespeare and Shaw Festivals in Ontario, Canada, a book club and film series, monthly luncheons with faculty and area professionals, the annual Honors banquet, snow tubing, a talent show, a trip to a major city, and so on. Almost all events are completely free to Honors students.

View the All-College Honors admission requirements to see if you qualify. I’d be delighted to answer any questions or provide more information about this special program. 
If you are going to be on campus, ask the Admissions Office to schedule a convesation with me. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to help make your academic goals a reality. 

Best wishes for a rewarding college experience. 


Bruce Dierenfield, PhD (CT 606)
Professor of History & Honors Director