The Honors College is the center and symbol of the university's commitment to academic excellence in the education of its undergraduates.

Since 1998, the Honors College has provided challenging opportunities for the most academically qualified and motivated students who seek intellectual and personal growth. The Honors College involves students and faculty throughout the university in a community of scholars that explores questions within and beyond their disciplines.

Approximately 800 students from all academic colleges and major departments participate in the Honors College. Professors from a variety of disciplines are selected to lead small Honors classes which encourage interdisciplinarity, multiple pedagogies, student involvement, creativity, open discussion, and independent critical thinking.