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Sticky Innovation students visit Green Acres

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)!
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Signature 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! This is a pre-approved honors experience.

UHP Discover - A summer research opportunity focused on humanities, social sciences, education, business, music, and other disciplines. This is a pre-approved honors experience.  

Biomedical Research and Mentoring Program - A spring semester research experience geared towards first and second-year students interested in gaining fundamental research experience. This is a pre-approved honors experience. 

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 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 breakout sessions. This is a pre-approved honors experience.  

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

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Other Honors Organizations

Honor 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.