American Humanics is a national certification program in nonprofit management. The program is designed to prepare students through a cross-disciplinary curriculum that meets American Humanics national employment competencies. The program helps prepare students using an alliance of partners, such as non-profits, professional organizations, and educators in guiding the education of students towards a career in the world of the non-profit sector, dealing with youth and human services.
Cooperative Education/Internships is a unique program of educational enrichment that combines classroom instruction with related work experience gained through periods of on-campus study and off-campus employment. It is designed to enhance the student's self-realization by supplementing academic study with structured work experiences in industry, education, social services, or government.
The DuBois Scholars Program provides a stimulating environment where young scholars who have shown academic promise can flourish. DuBois Scholars participate in special seminars and off-campus opportunities that are designed to challenge their intellectual curiosity, enhance their cultural understanding, and develop their leadership capabilities. In addition to maintaining a commitment to their academic development, members of the program are expected to provide leadership and service to the College and local community.
For new students, the admissions application serves as their application to the DuBois Scholars Program. Students already enrolled in the College may apply by completing scholarship applications distributed by the Dean of Student's office.
The Genesis Academy provides special opportunities for high school students who have expressed a desire to achieve and further cultivate their intellectual ambitions. The Genesis Academy consists of two programs for academically talented high school juniors and seniors, the Early Admissions Scholars and the Rising Scholars programs. In these programs, students will be allowed to enroll in College course work and, upon successful completion of the Freshman Seminar, to have that work transferred to their College transcript. Moreover, the third entity of the Genesis Academy, the Summer Freshman Scholars program, was established for entering first-year students who desire to begin their college experience during the summer prior to the regular academic term. Although the criteria for each program varies, minimally students are expected to have a 3.0 GPA or better. Full tuition scholarships are provided for the duration of the Genesis Academy experience.
The International Studies Program advises students on opportunities for study abroad and assists them in finding scholarship support for study abroad. Recently, LeMoyne-Owen students have had the opportunity to study in these countries: Israel, Great Britain, France, Spain, Japan, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The Service-Learning Program provides many structured, community-based service opportunities for students. The program also provides support for faculty, through workshops and as a resource center for various syllabi, reading materials, and assessment tools. The Program functions as a conductor for the creation of internships and other experiential learning opportunities that engage learning with service activities. Through the Program, College students can receive up to 12 hours for participating as a volunteer in Service-Learning 398A. One-Plus Credit, 398B, a component of the program, is offered so students in a structured course can participate in a service opportunity and receive extra credit for the course taken. By combining volunteer services with reflective reading and writing assignments, the student can appreciate the learning experience and view service to the community as a significant part of life.
Student Success is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The services of the program support and strengthen the College's commitment to the total development of every student. This program is designed to assist students with the adjustment to the rigorous academic demands and social environment of college life. The main focus is on creating and promoting an atmosphere in which students can develop into mature, well-rounded individuals, leaders who are self-disciplined and aware of the lifelong process of educational, cultural and personal development.
Student Support Services - Students enrolled in the program receive tutoring, personal, graduate school and career counseling, academic advisement, and assistance in obtaining financial aid. The program is designed to improve the retention and graduation rate of first year college students who qualify financially, based upon U.S. Department of Education criteria.
TRIO Programs - Over 1,200 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies, offer TRIO Programs. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. The federal government's TRIO programs are designed to identify promising students (Talent Search), to prepare high school students to succeed in college (Upward Bound), to provide information on academic and financial aid opportunities (Education Opportunity Centers), to provide tutoring and support services to students once they enter college (Student Support Services), to ensure college retention and graduation, and to encourage graduate school matriculation. The LeMoyne-Owen College is funded by the Department of Education to participate in Student Support Services and Upward Bound.
Upward Bound Program is a Pre-College educational outreach project funded by the U. S. Department of Education. Its major thrust is to provide fundamental services and opportunities that will prepare eligible low-income and first-generation college individuals academically and socially to enter and successfully graduate from a post-secondary institution. Ninth and tenth grade students who are enrolled in Booker T. Washington, George W. Carver, Hamilton, Mitchell Road or South Side high schools, located in the LeMoyne-Owen College demographic area, are eligible to apply. Graduates of this project are provided orientation to college level work at The LeMoyne-Owen College through the Upward Bound Summer Bridge Program. This four-week college transition program requires official enrollment in two three-credit hour classes, four hours of weekly tutorials and two hours of weekly counseling. These credit hours are transferable to most colleges of the participant's choice.