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 crafted 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 scholars are curious about their world, take an active role in their education, and seek to expand their knowledge.
Our scholars explore new ideas and ways of thinking, learn about global communities and reflect on their local ones, and debate ideas respectfully.
Our scholars confront ethical questions about the world and local community, learning to identify and tackle societal problems as they strive to become ethical leaders.
Our scholars demonstrate integrity in their interactions with each other, staff, faculty, administration, and the broader community.
Diversity and Inclusion
Honors & Scholars upholds the principles of diversity, equity, and justice as natural counterparts to a life of scholarly achievement. We welcome students from all backgrounds and endeavor to create an environment where students can be their authentic selves. In cultivating an environment that encourages diverse perspectives, we aim to develop a community of well-informed scholars who can navigate difference and lead with integrity.
At a Glance
Honors Vols represent all of UT’s nine undergraduate colleges and 10% of the student population.
We host 200+ seminars annually for students to engage with faculty, campus partners, and alumni.
Ready for the World
Over 75% of Honors Vols study, serve, or research abroad before graduation! Learn more about our honors exclusive trips here.
Annually, we grant students over $100,000 to support experiences like study abroad and research.
Our scholars go from UT onto some of the country’s most prestigious graduate and professional programs and companies. Read more Alumni stories here.
Learn more about our programs and the benefits of being an Honors Vol.