Honors College

President's Scholars in front of the ISU FountainThe Honors College at Indiana State University provides academically talented and motivated students opportunities to study, conduct research, and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. It brings outstanding students and dynamic faculty together in courses that arouse curiosity, stimulate intellectual development, and expand understanding of a larger world. 

As members of the Honors College, students participate in a core of small and powerful classes taught by faculty selected for their expertise and devotion to academic excellence. The Honors College dean, staff, and faculty work closely with each student to design a program of study that enhances his or her academic major and provides the best possible preparation for professional development and advanced study. 

Benefits of being an Honors student are many, and include dynamic classrooms with peers seeking the same level of depth in their education; supportive faculty mentors; interdisciplinary courses that feature various and exciting perspectives on world events, culture, and history; high-powered experiential learning, including undergraduate research and internships; scholarly travel and field trips in the United States and abroad; special assistance with scholarships and job opportunities; priority registration; and honors housing.  


News & Announcements

JOB POSTING: Honors College Graduate Assistant - The Indiana State University Honors College is seeking a creative and enthusiastic graduate assistant for the 2018-2019 academic year. This administrative assistantship is open to students pursuing any graduate program at Indiana State University and will entail 20 hours of work per week. The assistantship may be renewed for the 2019-2020 academic year. The person in this position will collaborate with the Honors College Assistant Director for Student Programming and Leadership to implement programming and mentor student leaders in the Honors Council and the local chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), Golden Key International Honour Society (GK), and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). The graduate assistant will meet regularly with the executive board of each group and help facilitate planning of their respective or collaborative programming for the academic year, attending events and general meetings when possible. The graduate assistant will also serve as a liaison between the student leadership groups and Honors College staff. Finally, the graduate assistant will be the primary contact for the ALD, GK, and NSCS national offices and will facilitate annual induction ceremonies for those groups. This position requires an ability and desire to engage with high-achieving undergraduate student leaders, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively as part of a productive team. For more information and to apply, please see our job posting: https://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/22162


STATE Magazine: A Means to Flourish - March 1, 2018

"When you’re in Honors, everything just means more — wider perspectives, deeper connections, stronger relationships." READ MORE

Indiana State President's Scholars pose for a photograph while on the group's annual trip last summer.


ISU Newsroom: Trustees elevate 'Honors Program' to 'Honors College' - December 15, 2017

STATE Honors

"The Indiana State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to transition the existing University Honors Program to an Honors College, effective immediately. In the past 10 years, State's Honors Program has grown and evolved into be a large, robust student body and curriculum, with active student participation and a strong recruitment tool for high-achieving students. With this change, students successfully completing the Honors College curriculum will graduate jointly from the academic college(s) of their major and the Honors College. This achievement will be reflected with an Honors diploma signed by the dean." READ MORE


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