Programs of Distinction both inspire and challenge students who see the expansion of their educational horizons as endeavors going far beyond the classroom. Students in Programs of Distinction don’t just finish assignments and projects, they seek out faculty as academic and professional mentors who can help them shape their careers. They undertake challenging coursework and extra-curricular activities, and develop research and service projects that make them competitive in graduate school and within their chosen professions.
The Cardinal Business Edge (CBE) Program is an SVSU Program of Distinction that offers you the opportunity to grow professionally and gain leadership skills as you complete amazing in-class, and field based activities with your peers under the mentorship of senior leaders in the College of Business and Management.
Cardinals In Action is a group of first-year students who share a common interest in community service. As a community, we create life-long bonds while learning to examine the meaning of our service. We strive to make service an integrated part of life. CIA is also a great starting point for leadership opportunities on campus.
The Global Foundation Scholars Program strives to provide a select group of students with a unique college experience through common coursework, living communities, and opportunities to study abroad or improve a social condition in the local community.
An honors designation is the most universally recognized sign of academic distinction achieved in higher education. The Honors Program allows students to pursue their major and minor degree work, while providing enriched academic experiences in Honors courses, seminars, research projects and social activities.
A complete University experience includes the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills. The Living Leadership Program is a program for incoming freshmen who will live on campus. Students chosen to participate in the program live and learn together in a residential community.
The Wolohan Family Foundation developed the Richard V. Wolohan Fellowship in Leadership and Service, to encourage students to demonstrate the kind of community leadership that characterized Mr. Wolohan’s life.