Since its establishment in 1999, the Elizabethtown College Honors Program has aimed to provide students who have excelled both in academic and extracurricular activities with enhanced learning opportunities. Those selected to participate in the program are encouraged to maintain high standards of scholarship, leadership, and service worthy of their intellectual promise and demonstrate initiative throughout their enrollment at the College.
The Honors Program, founded and supported with an endowment gift from the Hershey Company, is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Student membership of the Honors Program averages approximately 290 students per year across all four classes. Members annually elect peers to represent them through the Honors Student Council.