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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 assist instructors in teaching sections of HNRS 190: Honors First Year Seminar.
  • Peer Mentors serve as a resource for incoming freshmen and host social events in Nunemaker Center.
  • Student Ambassadors meet with prospective Honors students and serve as the face of the University Honors Program.
  • The Co-Curricular Advisory Board advises Honors staff in planning relevant and engaging out-of-the-classroom events for Honors students.
  • The Honors Student Council is an official KU student group that plans social activities and advocates for Honors student interests.

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


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
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