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

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

 

JOB POSTING - January 18, 2018: The Indiana State University Honors College seeks a creative and energetic assistant director for student programming and leadership to serve a membership of approximately 950 students. The assistant director will develop and manage academic, professional and social programming for the Honors College, including speakers and enrichment opportunities, professional development sessions and social programs with the student honors council, and coordination of the Summer Honors Program. The assistant director will also serve as the primary mentor for Honors College student organizations, with the assistance of a graduate assistant. As mentor, the assistant director will facilitate group planning processes, including coordination of social and academic events, field trips, management of budgets, and student orientation. The position requires an ability and desire to engage with high-achieving students, excellent interpersonal, communication, and professional writing 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/21001

 

JOB POSTING - January 18, 2018: The Indiana State University Honors College seeks a creative and energetic coordinator for student research and engagement to serve a student membership of approximately 950 students and to facilitate interactions with faculty research mentors. The coordinator works closely with honors seniors and faculty, providing individual guidance for thesis research development, including topic selection, formulation of research questions, organization of literature and data, and project completion. The coordinator will also mentor students seeking to engage in scholarly professional development, by assisting them in locating funding for opportunities to disseminate their research and creative work, and in pursuing external scholarships and experiences.  The position requires knowledge of the academic research process, excellent interpersonal, communication, and professional writing 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/21000

 

Important Dates

Note: For more upcoming events, please view the Honors Calendar.

  • January 25, 2018 - Room selection begins for returning Honors students interested in living in Pickerl Hall or 500 Wabash for the 2018-2019 academic year

  • January 30, 2018 - Scholarship information session for current students at 6:00pm in the lower level of Pickerl

 

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Support Honors

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