Have you been blessed with outstanding academic abilities? Do you want more than the standard course offerings? Do you want your transcript to show enrollment in higher learning options? Do you want to be honored at graduation for your academic work?
If so, we think you should join us!
The Honors College provides opportunities for scholars to delve deeper into learning and service, to unite and form lasting relationships with their peers, and to discover a new home for relaxation.
The Sears Honors House mixes students from all disciplines to share meals, tutor local students and to find a quiet space for study before mid-terms and finals. Honors students meet to go kayaking or bike riding and participate in a variety of community service projects. The Sears House is a central hub for Honors students.
Please peruse our website. It contains resources to help you become a part of the Honors College and connect with other Honors students. It includes a listing of our Honors courses which always prove to be a challenging, stimulating and rewarding part of your undergraduate experience.
We offer many leadership opportunities across campus and in our local community. Join us for lunch each Tuesday on Chili Day or on frequent Saturday mornings for "Buck for Breakfast" pancakes.
If you have questions about our program, please e-mail us, or, better yet, come by the Sears Honors Center here on campus. We'll be happy to assist you.
Michael L. James, Ph.D.
Dean, Honors College
The Honors College seeks to attract, inspire, and retain talented students. Honors College participants will set an example of leadership, academic excellence, and social and spiritual involvement while stimulating the learning climate at the university.
Honors College Motto
"Humility before Honor"
Our motto is taken from Proverbs 15:33
Summer Academic Institute
The Honors College hosts the Summer Academic Institute which consists of several programs. Each academic program provides high school students who are now in their junior year (students graduating in the class of 2020) an opportunity to embark on a life-changing journey where students from all across the nation can come together for the purpose of growing spiritually and academically.