The William O. Douglas Honors College provides multiple layers of support for students, from strength-based advising by faculty and staff to assistance from a peer advisor.
Strengths-based Professional Advising
The William O. Douglas Honors College believes that once examined, a student’s strengths, achievements, values, and interests will provide knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions regarding major, future occupation, and life goals. Fostering a supportive and respectful environment, the DHC encourages students to actively engage and take responsibility for their academic career at Central Washington University.
Every student has talents, and the DHC advisors encourage students to develop their talents into strengths that can be used to help them succeed in and out of the classroom. All students in the Honors College are encouraged to complete Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment and receive coaching from a Gallup certified coach. The Honors College provides coaching for all of its students.
The advising team at the DHC, particularly Assistant Director Christina Denison, is one of the main reasons I was able to graduate from CWU. As a first-generation student, there were a lot of things I didn’t understand about college, and I didn’t have many people I could go to with questions. Chris was someone who I could go to for not only advising questions, but also about financial aid, housing, scheduling, and social questions. Chris always has your future and your goals in mind during advising meetings and goes above and beyond the expectations of any advisor.
DHC Peer Advisor
The DHC Peer Advisor works alongside the Assistant Director to provide advice and guidance from their unique Honors College perspective. The DHC Peer Advisor helps students through the course selection process, tracking of their DHC course requirements, and connecting students to campus resources. The DHC Peer Advisor’s comprehensive knowledge of the DHC is a valuable resource for all honors students.