Benefits

  • Early registration, allowing you to get the classes you need.
  • The Honors Lounge, with wi-fi, comfortable sofas, refrigerator and microwave, and flexible meeting and studying spaces.
  • Big Siblings, upperclassmen matched with incoming freshmen to help ease the transition to college life and learn how to make the most out of your time here.
  • The Honors Dorm, an opportunity to live in a community of thinkers who are friendly and supportive. Our exclusive roommate matching process was designed by our students!
  • Small classes in which you discuss concepts in depth with other students who like to question and explore ideas.
  • Free peer tutoring, study groups, and a supportive academic environment.
  • Advising tailored to who you are as you plan for graduate school and your career; apply for research internships, study abroad, and scholarships.
  • Interdisciplinary Colloquia, seminars designed for Honors such as Artificial Intelligence, Political Satire, Brain Chemistry, History of Terrorism, Early Christianity, and Recombinant DNA.
  • Independent study and research in Honors 4020: Directed Studies, a course you design in cooperation with a faculty mentor.
  • Honors Thesis, an optional two-semester sequence for those who want to take their individual research even further.
  • Finding research mentorship opportunities with professors in your major field.
  • Honors Conferences, providing the chance to travel and give presentations at the state, regional and national levels, visiting cities such as Chicago, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Denver, and Washington, D.C.
  • Hands-on leadership training and experience as you learn to chair a committee, organize a community forum, mediate a discussion group, develop a project, or even teach a class.
  • Alternatives to traditional campus service assignments through Honors Program Enrichment Options (HPEO), allowing you to choose from a wide variety of research, service, and social activities.
  • Service opportunities that you can design or organize, using your skills and passions to strengthen the community.
  • The Associated Scholars Guild (ASG), the Honors student organization that sponsors 16 committees, responsible for publishing the Honors Handbook (the textbook for Honors 1010 classes) and two newsletters, fielding intramural teams, organizing trips, refurbishing old computers, cleaning up lakes, and otherwise helping its members learn to develop events and projects of their choosing.
  • Workshops and Honors Fora presented by scholars, alumni, current students, or community leaders.
  • Social events such as the annual Costume Ball, Music Recital Night, evenings at the homes of faculty members, excursions to Nashville for ice skating and Japanese food, weekly movies on Fridays and Saturdays, jam sessions, and spontaneous discussions in the Lounge.
  • An encouraging community of Honors students, faculty, and staff who can offer advice and support for exploring what you want to do.
  • Please note, the university is not affiliated with HonorSociety.org.
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