NAAAHP’s activities include:

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The Annual Conference of NAAAHP provides honors students with opportunities to contend academically in quiz bowl, debate and Model African Union competitions. Students engage in professional seminars, present scholarly research and STEM poster presentations, and gain exposure to post-undergraduate options with a Career and Graduate School Fair. Faculty engage in professional development opportunities that promote leadership skills, curriculum development, teaching and learning pedagogies and best practices in Honors.


 A spring team building and leadership conference for national officers and committee chairs of NAAAHP is hosted to expose and equip professional elected officials with standards and best practices in leadership development.  With an emphasis on equity, access, race, class and gender, professionals convene to plan conference goals and foster resources that heighten the community of educational institutions, professionals, and students attending the NAAAHP Annual Conference.


Equity and Diversity in Teaching ~ Assessing ~ Learning ~ Kinships (EdTALK) is a conference designed exclusively by NAAAHP for administrators, curriculum and instruction developers and educators at the 9-12 and post-secondary levels. The hands-on workshops and informative sessions promote effective instruction and innovative ways to engage students, enhance curriculum, and increase productivity to transform the future of the art and science of teaching and life-long learning processes.


NAAAHP provides monetary awards to support student tuition-assistance, membership in honors organizations and student efforts to engage in Study Abroad Programs, community-oriented activities, and NAAAHP events.  NAAAHP's signature award is the Freddye T. Davy Humanitarian and Service Award in honor of Hampton University's late Honors Director, who was instrumental in advancing the mission of NAAAHP. Dr. Davy valued service and leadership, and perpetuated both through her teaching, service, and dedication to lifelong learning. 


R.A.C.E. is the official Research And Creative Expression journal of NAAAHP. Published annually, the work of students and faculty of institutions who are current members are eligible for submission.  Submissions must be original works that have not been previously published. Electronic copies of R.A.C.E. are housed in the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library.  

Purchase a Limited Edition Synthia Saint James Print

Designed exclusively for the 26th Annual Conference of the National Association of African American Honors Programs, Honors Mindset is a piece that depicts the mental and practical progress of African American Honors students on a journey. Artist Synthia SAINT JAMES captures the rare essence of undergraduates matriculating in a variety of disciplines while highlighting the habits and talents of the world’s future leaders.

With a direct emphasis on the modern African American college student, Honors Mindsetrepresents a collective experience of the historically and public black college and university community, while yet allowing each student/discipline to function as their own character. This work serves as a product of pride and strength for those who have sojourned and an inspiration of greatness for those to come.

As we are excited about Honors Mindset, we welcome you to partake in our experience. The original 36 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas artwork is available for purchase at $20,000. Additionally, hand-signed and numbered, “Limited Edition” prints are available for purchase at $100.00. All proceeds will be used to benefit the NAAAHP Scholarship Fund.

 Enhance your collection with Honors Mindset today!  

2019 Annual Conference

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