About Honors

Developing your best self

Honors students are wonderfully diverse, but they all bring intelligence, passion, achievement and motivation to their pursuits. The University Honors Program exists to help students achieve their highest potential. You won't do busy work in Honors — you will pursue creative ways to learn as you become fully engaged in life on campus and in the greater Eau Claire and Wisconsin communities.

The foundation of our University Honors program rests on the strengths of the expert faculty who teach our Honors courses. Add in the students and faculty who serve on the University Honors Council, and you have a program with focus, direction and compassion.

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:

  • 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. 
  • Integrates Honors liberal education courses, Honors interdisciplinary seminars, Honors work in the major, and Honors experiential learning opportunities into a rich, high-value whole. 
  • Enables students to read essential books; gain global expertise; learn and practice civic engagement and leadership; and undertake significant research, scholarship, and creative activity. 
  • Supports and promotes intellectual, scholarly, and creative achievement; great teaching; active learning; and student-faculty collaboration across the university.
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