• General Requirements

    University Honors enables students to make the most of their college career and to prepare themselves for their lives after college. Our program revolves around:

    • Four pillars:academic excellence, undergraduate research, contributions to community, and development as a lifelong learner
    • Reflection about your work inside and outside the classroom.
    • A community of people determined to make the most of their college experience.

    Together, these are designed to challenge you and support you throughout your time as an honors student.

    Every University Honors student crafts their own proposal, their own plan for achieving across all four pillars. Proposals empower students to take control of their college careers, inside and outside of the classroom, and prepare them for life after graduation. University Honors is a reflection-based program. University Honors is organized around four pillars: Academic Excellence, Research Experience, Contributions to Community, and Development of the Self as a Lifelong Learner. Student must achieve in all four pillars. In your application, you will be asked to explore and describe two ways you might fulfill each pillar. Students have some experiences in common, including HONS 1000, Introduction to Honors, senior colloquium, and attendance at several required annual events. We also offer many other social events at which students can get to know one another, and a lounge for University Honors students' exclusive use.