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Honors Program Community

A diverse community is key to a strong Honors Program, and we offer students, alumni, and families a variety of opportunities to engage. Students become part of our Honors community through our residential living option and participation in a number of Honors Program student clubs, such as the Honors Reading Club, the Honors Student Advisory Board, and by serving as an Honors Student Ambassador, Honors Peer Mentor or editor for The Looking Glass.

  • Make friends! Connect with like-minded and motivated students from all academic disciplines.
  • Enjoy support! Create and enjoy a community of Honors Program students who support your academic ambitions.
  • Increase your academic success! Join study groups with students on your floor who are also in your Honors classes.

Honors Program residential communities provide students with the advantage of meeting and living with other students who maintain high academic standards and motivation. In addition, many of the University Honors Program co-curricular activities are hosted in Scholars LLC (continuing students) and McCoy Hall (first-year students) in conjunction with University Housing and Residence Life.

For more information and on how to apply for University Housing and Residence Life opportunities, visit Housing and Residence Life.

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Students gathered in Scholars LLC for a Fireside Chat

Honors Program Co-Curriculars

There are many leadership and service opportunities offered within the Honors Program.

Our student magazine, The Looking Glass, is published entirely by our students and includes creative, non-fiction and/or research contributions by honors students.

The Looking Glass is a creative and academic publication produced by University Honors Program students under the guidance of a faculty member. The publication consists entirely of student work and is managed and produced by students as part of our program’s service-learning opportunities. The Looking Glass entries include fiction, non-fiction and research entries, such as poetry, short stories, essays, research papers as well as photography and art.

If you are wanting to be featured in the next edition, follow the submission guidelines. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Honors Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of current Honors Program students representing various colleges on campus and a wide range of experiences and interests within the University of Idaho.

Honors Student Ambassadors assist the program by answering questions from prospective Honors students and their families at events such as UIdaho Bound, Sneak Peek and individual campus visits.

Applying to be an Honors Student Ambassador is a great way to develop leadership skills, practice effective communication, and recruit the next generations of University Honors Program students. To apply, you must have completed one semester in the University Honors Program and be in good standing.

Honors Peer Mentors provide support to new Honors Program students, helping them transition to life as a college student and in the Honors Program.

Mentors give advice to new students about progressing through the Honors Program, connect them with other students and faculty and are a source of friendship and support throughout the year — maybe even longer!

The Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB) student club is an ASUI recognized organization that exist to enrich the academic and social experience of Honors Program students and contribute to a sense of community by organizing extracurricular events. The student club meets regularly to create an enjoyable experience through service and leadership.

All University Honors Program students are members of the club and encouraged to participate.

The Honors Reading Club consists of a group of students that enjoy reading and discussing books and other media together. The Honors Reading Club facilitator organizes bi-weekly meetings on campus, and everyone can join.

For more information on how to get engaged in any Honors Program co-curriculars, email honors@uidaho.edu.

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A group of University Honors Program students pose for a picture before embarking on the Paint-the-Palouse service-learning project

Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building
Room 315
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2533
83844-2533