Mission Statement

Governors State University's Honors College 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.  


Dr. David Rhea
Director's Welcome

Dr. David Rhea, Honors College Director, welcomes you to our college!

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

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Research Opportunities

Discover ways to develop your research background.

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

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Honors Study Abroad

Learn about our annual 3-week program in Rome.

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Honors College Student Council

By students, for students. Learn about our initiatives.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Eligibility Survey

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

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Contact Us

Need more information? Reach out to us directly!