Programs & Communities
Horizons is a student-run networking and mentoring program that serves all students in all disciplines, with a particular focus on organizing students who may be underrepresented, under-resourced, or first in their families to attend college. Horizons provides peer networking and mentoring group, focusing on academic excellence through dinner workshops and panel discussions.
Chesick Scholars Program
The Chesick Scholars program is a four-year academic leadership and mentoring program for high-achieving students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in academia. The Scholars are primarily comprised of first-generation or low-income (FGLI) students. During the Summer Institute prior to their first year, Chesick Scholars are matched with the faculty mentors with whom they will continue to meet regularly over their four years at Haverford.
Horizons Leadership Institute
Horizons is a leadership development program who are first-generation, from under-represented backgrounds, and/or QuestBridge scholars. Horizons begins with a four-day program that takes place prior to Customs and focuses on nurturing students' leadership and community-building strengths while exploring resources both on and off-campus. The Horizons program continues in the academic year under the direction of Horizons Student Resource People, who design MSP workshops to serve the needs of Horizons and other FGLI students.
Haverford has been a partner with QuestBridge since 2008, which helps match accomplished low-income students with the College. QuestBridge scholars develop a strong network and aims to bring together a community of generally underrepresented students and exposing them to several resources and opportunities.