University Honors Program Mission
Northern Arizona University's Honors College's Vision Statement:
To cultivate excellence in
tomorrow’s citizens by providing a challenging and deeply rewarding education,
marked by an innovative curriculum, dedicated and accomplished faculty, a
diverse living and learning community, transformative experiential pathways,
and community engagement from the local to the global.
Our community of
scholars values excellence, inquiry, innovation, fellowship, and distinction by
- the highest standards of academic integrity and excellence across
- meaningful, innovative, interdisciplinary connections.
- leadership, research, community engagement, service learning,
creative endeavors, international education, and the exploration of
- a stimulating residential environment.
- the integration of academics, learning communities, mentoring, and
Our graduates are...
who actively strive to discover the unknown and the complex, who
collaboratively pursue knowledge, and who apply that knowledge for a greater
who organize, nurture, and empower others with their examples, ideals, and
who reach out, embrace, and invigorate each community in which they
for positive change who create, develop, and advance innovative solutions to
Honors Program students awaken their intellects by fostering and celebrating
these traits while they…
connections, similarities, and differences among themselves, others, and the
…CULTIVATE interdisciplinary and cross-cultural
endeavors that connect the past, present, and future.
open-mindedly about alternative systems of thought, problems, solutions, and
clearly, persuasively, and effectively through discussions, debates, writing,
active and informed listening, and creative endeavors.
LEAD others so as to set an example of integrity, industriousness,
compassion, and problem solving.
SYNTHESIZE concepts and data to seek and entertain the best possible
thesis, approach, outcome, and conclusion to a problem or issue.
deeply about their chosen disciplines, their peers, and their communities.
and RESPECT the diverse values and beliefs of others while being aware of
one’s own limitations.
trust, fairness, and the highest ethical and intellectual standards in their
own thoughts and actions while encouraging others do the same.