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University Honors Program

About Us


Developing your best self

You are a fantastic mixture of intelligence, passion, motivation, and widely varied interests.  The University Honors Program exists to help you develop the best version of yourself you can be.  We don't do busy work - we do powerful research collaboration between students and faculty, pursue creative ways to learn, and fully engage in the camps and greater Eau Claire community.

This amazing work wouldn't be possible without the incredible Honors faculty and staff or the Honors Council.  Both groups give outstanding direction to the University Honors Program.

Their focus is you

The faculty and staff members who choose to teach and work in the Honors Program are special. They care about your academic success both inside and outside of Honors, and they are eager to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Meet the faculty and staff

A council that cares

Behind every great Honors director, there's a great Honors Council. The Honors student and faculty members of the University Honors Council consult with and advise the director on the future of the Honors Program.

Get to know the council

The Honors Vision

To excel as a signature UW-Eau Claire program and become a national model for innovation and excellence in Honors education.

The Honors Mission

The University Honors Program enables a diverse group of academically talented, high-potential, highly motivated undergraduates to maximize their intellectual, personal, and professional development.

Honors Program Goals

The University Honors Program: 

  1. Creates a dynamic, inclusive, innovative learning community in which students and faculty members from across the university work together in an atmosphere of common intellectual enterprise, mutual respect, and the free exchange of ideas.
  2. Integrates Honors liberal education courses, Honors interdisciplinary seminars, Honors work in the major, and Honors experiential learning opportunities into a rich, high-value whole.
  3. Enables students to read essential books; gain global expertise; learn and practice civic engagement and leadership; and undertake significant research, scholarship, and creative activity.
  4. Supports and promotes intellectual, scholarly, and creative achievement; great teaching; active learning; and student-faculty collaboration across the university.
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