EKU Honors

Founded in 1988, EKU Honors makes the best intellectual resources at EKU available to a limited group of talented and motivated students.

EKU Honors is designed for students just like you who want an in-depth college classroom experience with a strong grounding in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts education.  Whatever your major, you’ll take advantage of our small, team-taught classes, with no more than 20 of your peers in each class.  These classes replace most, if not all, of your general education and university requirements.  Before you graduate as an Honors Scholar, you’ll complete an honors thesis on the topic of your choice.

As an Honors student, you'll get to know your fellow students and professors at our monthly pizza suppers and on trips to local theatre and dance performances, the Louisville opera, and the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, where more students from EKU present than from any other honors program or college in the nation.  In EKU Honors, you'll make friends that last a lifetime.

EKU Honors Mission

The mission of EKU Honors is to provide its students with the best intellectual resources available at the university in order to empower them to attain their highest academic and professional goals.  We develop the whole student by way of our interdisciplinary, small classes, our support of student research and travel to regional and national conferences, and our offering of a wide variety of cultural and out-of-classroom experiences.

EKU Honors Vision

EKU Honors aspires to national recognition as an exemplary program.  Our graduates will be successful in their chosen academic and professional paths, as well as informed and responsible citizens in their local communities and the world.  We will build on our traditional strengths by extending honors opportunities to broader segments of the EKU student body while continuing to cultivate a spirit of creative and innovative learning and teaching throughout the EKU community.