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UT’s Honors & Scholars houses four university-wide, interdisciplinary honors programs for UT’s highest-achieving students.

Honors & Scholars Programs provides a more intimate college experience within the context of a large research university by integrating academic achievement and student life within a culture of intellectual and civic engagement. Each of our programs offers a unique honors experience to appeal to a variety of student interests and talents, and we invite you to explore them all using the portals below.

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Our Mission

The mission of Honors & Scholars is to enrich each scholar’s experience by offering unique opportunities that support our core values of intellectual curiosity, critical awareness, social responsibility, and personal integrity. In collaboration with campus, community, and global partners, we combine carefully chosen honors coursework and specialized programming with high-impact practices such as living-learning communities, study abroad, research, internships, and service to prepare scholars to become lifelong learners and leaders in their respective communities.

Our Values

  • Intellectual Curiosity. Scholars should be curious about their world, take an active role in their education, and seek to expand their knowledge.
  • Critical Awareness. Scholars will explore new ideas and ways of thinking, learn about global communities and reflect on their local ones, and debate ideas respectfully.
  • Social Responsibility. Scholars will confront ethical questions about the world and engage in service in the local community, learning to identify and tackle societal problems as they strive to become ethical leaders.
  • Personal Integrity. Scholars will demonstrate integrity in their interactions with each other, staff, faculty, administration, and the broader community.