Honors College

The 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 her or his academic major and provides the best possible preparation for professional development and advanced study. Benefits of being an Honors student are many, and include a dynamic classroom environment; a vibrant community of peers; supportive faculty mentors; interdisciplinary courses that feature 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.  


Honors College Application

Admission to the Honors College is based upon academic performance and potential. There is not an application deadline, but interested students are encouraged to apply early, especially if they are interested in living in an Honors residence hall. Applicants must be admitted to Indiana State University before they will be considered for Honors College admission.

To apply to the Honors College, please complete an online application


Honors College News

Garrett ShortSeizing Opportunity
STATE Magazine  •  October 1, 2018

"No one at Indiana State University should be surprised when senior Garrett Short’s name appears in Indiana Statesman sports articles. Or his voice is heard on WZIS. Or they spot his handy work while watching ESPN3. And this summer, Short expanded his fan base when he left campus for an internship with KBJR 6, an NBC station in Duluth, Minn., along Lake Superior." READ MORE

Abigail Grider
Kingdom of the West
STATE Magazine  •  September 1, 2018

"A study abroad experience in Morocco inspires a yearning to learn more in economics major Abigail Grider." As an Honors student, Grider is pursuing a double major in economics and language studies and a certification in teaching English as a second language. READ MORE

2018 President's ScholarsPresident's Scholars Announced for 2018-19
ISU Newsroom  •  August 6, 2018

"The President's Scholarship, awarded to 20 incoming freshmen, provides full in-state tuition and premium housing and has a total four-year value of more than $78,000. The recipients are chosen based on their academic performance in high school, personal accomplishments and interviews during an on-campus visit." READ MORE

2018 University Honors Scholars24 Incoming Freshmen Selected for University Honors Scholarship
ISU Newsroom  •  August 6, 2018

"The students chosen for these competitive scholarships demonstrated high levels of academic achievement throughout high school and during an on-campus interview process. The scholarship provides full in-state tuition for four years." READ MORE

Honors Alumni: Heavenly Goodrum-Mitchell

Alumni Profile: Heavenly Goodrum-Mitchell, BA '14 and GR '18
STATE Magazine  •  August 1, 2018

"After graduating from Indiana State just a few years ago, Heavenly Goodrum-Mitchell has risen fast in the corporate ranks of the largest cabinet-maker in North America, MasterBrand. And she attributes her quick ascent to being a Sycamore." READ MORE


Honors Student Spotlight​

Learn about Honors student Juan Nysschen’s motivation to become a doctor and his experience volunteering at a medical clinic in Ecuador with Timmy Global Health! 


Alumni Spotlight​: Sarah Ford, '15

Honors alumna Sarah Ford is a Research Associate at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. She is part of a team that is working to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction using stem cells.


Support the Honors College

If you would like to help support opportunities for Honors students, please consider making a donation to the Honors College.

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