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Shaping the World Mission & Vision

At the Schreyer Honors College, we are recruiting and developing students who want to identify and solve problems, who want to make their communities and the world a better place. We are shaping people who shape the world.

Student Learning Outcomes History & Traditions
Schreyer Scholars Medal on a reflective surface

Founding Principles Our Mission

The mission of the Schreyer Honors College is to promote:

Schreyer Scholar Kriston Ramdass working on his thesis

Academic Excellence with Integrity

Schreyer Scholar Markea Dickinson on a cliff in Argentina

Building a Global Perspective

Scholars giving back as part of a Remote Area Medical team

Creating Opportunities for Leadership & Civic Engagement

Worldwide Impact Our Vision

Our vision is to educate students who will have an important and ethical influence in the world, affecting academic, professional, civic, social, and business outcomes.

We also aim to improve educational practice and to be recognized as a leading force in honors education nationwide.

A University Commitment Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our world is a big and diverse place, full of people with different political views, social experiences, religious convictions, and personal backgrounds. In order to make lasting change, we need to be full and complete citizens of our global community. In practice, this means many things, including developing and fostering a diverse community, making available to our students transformational experiences, and teaching critical thinking skills that are coupled to a strong moral compass. We hope that you will join us in building this community and having a lasting and ethical impact on our world.

Our Diverse Community
A diverse group of Schreyer Scholars having a discussion
Schreyer Scholar Alex Walsh

At the Honors College, you're surrounded by people who are just as motivated and hardworking as you. If you were a person who rose above in high school, that's basically what the Schreyer Honors College is, and you'll fit right in.

Alex Walsh '17 Engineering

Shaping the World Mission & Vision

Student Learning Outcomes History & Traditions