The Mission of the University Honors Program
It is the mission of the University Honors Program (UHP) to foster an environment that allows the University's most qualified and motivated students to fulfill their intellectual promise while developing a range of abilities and talents. To that end, the UHP not only creates and supports courses for Honors students that are small, discussion-based, and rigorous, but also sponsors social, cultural, and intellectual co-curricular activities. These courses and activities are designed to challenge the university's best students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and community leaders.
The UHP places the student-faculty relationship at the center of its mission by promoting teaching excellence, directed and collaborative research and scholarship, and formal and informal mentoring. Through its mission, the UHP provides for the larger University community a model program dedicated to the ideals of a comprehensive education.