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Student Involvement

Do you want to help shape the future of the University Honors Program? Then it's time to get involved!

All Honors student organizations aim to foster participants' communication and leadership skills while giving them a voice within the program. Additionally, joining these groups can allow you to make new friends, network, develop valuable professional skills, and learn more about Honors and KU.

  • Honors Seminar Assistants serve as a role model, a resource, and a mentor to a small group of first-year students; they assist instructors in teaching sections of HNRS 190: Honors First-year Seminar.
  • Honors Student Ambassadors serve as a positive student contact for prospective students and their families as they consider Honors at KU.  
  • The Honors Community Advocates (formerly Honors Student Council) strengthen the UHP community and help challenge students to launch extraordinatry lives; they also plan social activities and advocate for Honors students' interests.

Not sure which group might be best for you? Visit the links in the left-hand navigation to learn more about each program.

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Why KU
  • Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
  • 98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
  • 40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
  • 9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
  • 1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
  • 60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
  • KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty