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About UHP

Serge Rudaz

Greetings from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the University Honors Program! UHP is a place of extraordinary people, passion, and creativity. If you would like to learn more about becoming involved with the honors community, please do not hesitate to contact us. —Serge Rudaz, Founding Director


The mission of the University Honors Program is to foster the full intellectual engagement of aspiring scholars from across the University through curricular enrichment, sustained advising, and involvement in research, scholarship, and artistic and creative expression mentored by faculty.

UHP provides the guidance, support and means for students in the program to enhance their experience of the University by taking full advantage of the many resources and learning opportunities available at a top public research institution.

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Honors students create their own individual paths toward graduation with Latin honors by selecting a combination of required Honors Experiences to satisfy their unique interests and goals.

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Our honors advisors and faculty representatives work with students to achieve academic success, develop educational goals, locate campus resources, and contribute to the intellectual life of the University.

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Honors courses and activities connect students with peers and faculty from across the University. These connections provide opportunity for both social interaction and interdisciplinary academic collaboration.

Our Vision

  • To cultivate and inspire curiosity, intellectual daring, integrity and breadth of experience in its students, staff and faculty.

  • To facilitate, through its diverse Honors curriculum, the piloting and development of innovative educational practices from all corners of the University.

  • To become a national leader and model for honors education at public research universities.