University Honors ProgramUniversity of Cincinnati

University Honors Program

Getting Involved

The complete honors experience is as much about enrichment outside of the classroom as it is about experiences inside the classroom. By participating in some of the many honors activities available, you will:

  • find common bonds with other students from class years and majors
  • connect on a more personal level with UC faculty and staff
  • explore ideas related to leadership, global studies, community engagement, research and creative arts and many interdisciplinary topics
  • make college memories to last a lifetime
  • have a good time (and sometimes enjoy free food)!

UHP Groups and Organizations

Honors Ambassadors - The ambassadors are a select group of honors students who represent the program on campus and in the community.

UHP Welcome Retreat Coordinators - These are the students that will aid in the planning and implementation of the welcome retreat as well as lead the thematic area breakout sessions.

UHP Welcome Retreat Leaders - These students lead small groups of incoming first-years at the Annual Welcome Retreat.

University Honors Association (UHA) - UHA is a student organization designed to enrich the social, cultural, and academic experience of all University of Cincinnati students.

UHP Events & Programs

UHP Welcome Retreat - An overnight retreat for incoming freshmen that takes place in August, just prior to the beginning of fall semester.

The LeaderShape Institute - A week-long leadership institute that UHP students rave about. If you're a UHP student and haven't yet participated, check it out!

Alternative Spring Break - WorkFest with the Christian Appalachian Project - Each year over spring break, a UHP staff member leads this honors service-learning experience.

Alternative Break - Making Wishes Come True - Previous service experience working with Give Kids the World and Make a Wish Foundation. Currently, this program is not being offered.

UHP Graduation Celebration - Our hallmark event - the annual ceremony held to celebrate our graduates and present them with their University Honors medals. We hope to see you there!

UHP Homecoming Cookout - An annual cookout held on the Friday afternoon of homecoming weekend. All UHP students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are welcome!

Other Organizations

National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) - NCHC is is a professional association for honors faculty, staff and students. NCHC's mission is to serve honors professionals and students, and to advance undergraduate education. Each year, a UC honors students, faculty and staff attend and present at NCHC's national conference.

Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) - MEHA is a regional branch of NCHC, supporting honors programs and colleges in the midwest. UHP students are encouraged to participate in their annual regional conference.

Honors Societies and Honorary Organizations - Have you received a letter of invitation for a collegiate honor society and wonder if it is credible or worthwhile? Find guidelines and more here.