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The University Honors Program (UHP) is a university-wide undergraduate program intended to reward SIU's best students for their high academic achievements. We model the excitement of a small liberal arts within a research university.  Our faculty come from all disciplines across the campus, teach small seminar-style classes that innovate in concept and course design, and bring their research into the classroom.  These classes satisfy the requirements of the University Core Curriculum as well as in the student's major. From Fall 2019, some of the courses will be organized around a theme.  Our theme for the Fall 2019-20 year is Survival. Students also contract courses for individual study with faculty and are mentored by the Honors team.

Our students go beyond the classroom to serve the community and embody our values of learn, lead, and serve.  Our students have been recognized with prestigious honors such as the Barry Goldwater Scholars, Morris Udall Scholars, and Rhodes Scholars.