President's Emerging Global Scholars


The President's Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) Program believes in the power of everyday leaders to accomplish extraordinary things.

To that end, we believe all our students are everyday leaders in their academic, personal, professional, and social lives, and we recognize the potential that lies within all students. The PEGS Program provides high- ability students at Kennesaw State University a purposeful, integrated college experience that challenges them to think beyond the average and strive for extraordinary.

The PEGS program is a multi-year experience that will help students to develop critical leadership skills, complete undergraduate research, investigate internship and scholarship options within their major, and travel domestically and internationally as they learn about the challenges facing today’s global society.

Students selected for the PEGS Program will immediately notice the strong sense of community the Program facilitates. From pre-enrollment team building activities and early registration to shared academic experiences and international travel, PEGS students always have a group of like-minded friends and faculty they can depend on.

PEGS believes leadership is a lifestyle.

We believe leadership is a lifestyle; it is a reflective, purposeful process, grounded in congruence, driven by collaborative relationships, moving towards positive change.

PEGS Program Mission

PEGS is a cohort program within the Honors College that is also connected to the Center for Student Leadership. The PEGS Program exists to prepare Kennesaw State University students for leadership and scholarship at the local, national, and global level through intentional, innovative leadership, research, intercultural, community engagement, and academic programming.