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Please enjoy this selection of media highlighting Honors College events and programs!

What Is The Honors College?

Welcome to the Honors College—a vibrant hub of engaging coursework, rich student life, community collaboration, and co-curricular programming at the University of Houston. From study abroad to undergraduate research, from the first-year Human Situation course to the senior honors thesis, students affiliating with the Honors College enjoy the benefits of a small undergraduate college while taking advantage of all that our Tier One research university has to offer.

60 Years of Honors Education

The year 2018 marks 60 years of Honors education at the University of Houston. 

The Honors college continues to lead the way forward, both for the University of Houston and for the city of Houston itself.

Mellon Research Scholars Program

The Mellon Research Scholars Program at the University of Houston supports underrepresented students (Hispanic, African American, Pacific Islander) and other undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to the goal of building a diverse academy in the humanities.

Twenty humanities students will be selected for the Mellon program beginning in spring 2019.

Check it out here: www.thehonorscollege.com/mellon

The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)

The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop in May intended to orient rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to the fundamentals of conducting research. UH faculty members and instructors will lead the seminars. HERE will uncover the complexity of understanding and grappling with big picture problems.

Students will discuss academic topics, broaden their professional network, and learn how to ask the right research questions when approaching their work.

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Honors Day of Service

The third annual Honors Day of Service hosted by the Honors Mentorship Program featured over 50 Honors students serving at four different locations. Students gathered on the morning of October 13, 2018 for breakfast and a discussion of the meaning of service and the importance of building community partnerships. This year’s Day of Service reflected a partnership between The Honors Mentorship Program and the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Leadership Honor Society, the Terry Scholars, and the Bonner Leaders to recruit volunteers and work with community partners.

Undergraduate Research Day 2018

The University of Houston Office of Undergraduate Research’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion, and the Honors College.