The Kent State University Honors College is part of a long tradition of promoting academically talented students with a unique academic experience.

The Honors College offers talented and motivated undergraduate students a small liberal arts experience with the opportunities of a large public research university.

The Honors Concept

The Honors College is guided by two basic principles:

  • The responsibility to provide academic work that offers intellectual challenge that demands the best efforts of students.
  • The belief that all students should be liberally educated, regardless of degree program.

The mission of the Honors College is to provide an enriched educational experience for academically motivated and talented students at Kent State University. We welcome students of diverse backgrounds and are firmly committed to advancing a diverse, inclusive and equitable community of scholars. We affirm that all members of the Honors College community are valued for their contributions and treated with dignity and respect. Each student in the college plays a vital role in enhancing and influencing critical debate, critical thinking and learning from each other through their individual stories and lived experiences. This synergy creates a unique and inclusive foundation on which students can explore and develop their sense of belonging.

The Kent State University Honors College is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Mid-East Honors Association.