Mission Statement

Governors State University's Honors Program curriculum is based on providing high-impact, challenging, and experiential learning opportunities–both in and out of the classroom –for our high-achieving students. We promote leadership skills and personal development in our curricular and co-curricular opportunities for the betterment of the individual student, the university, and the global community.  


Resources

Dr. David Rhea
Director's Welcome

Dr. David Rhea, Honors Program Director, welcomes you to our program!

Student smiling outside of E-Lounge
Curriculum

The Honors Program Curriculum Guide will help you establish a pathway to earn the necessary points required to graduate with University Honors.

Students smiling next to their presentation poster board on Social Comparison Theory in Social Media
Research Opportunities

Discover ways to develop your research background.

Student look out window in cafe
Scholarships

Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, our program can provide you unique scholarship opportunities.

Student smiling outside next to globe statue
Honors Study Abroad

Learn about our annual 3-week program in Rome.

Students smiling in front of Governors State University 50th Anniversary logo backdrop
Honors Program Student Council

By students, for students. Learn about our active program initiatives.

Honors medals, certificates, and trophies on table
Events

Every academic year, the honors program holds various events to benefit all honors students. Check out what's coming soon!

Student smiling outside of cafeteria
Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the University Honors Program? Wondering if you are eligible? Get your answers here!

Student smiling while holding book in the library–in front of Governors State logo
Eligibility Survey

Are you a transfer student interested in our program? Take this survey to find out!

Students and Dr. Rhea posing for picture in recreation area
Contact Us

Need more information? Reach out to us directly!