Honors Program

The TU Honors Program offers a unique opportunity for graduating high school seniors with exceptional academic records and a spirit of intellectual curiosity.

Honors Class of 2014

Honors Program Honors Class of 2014

2014 Honors Senior Sendoff

Seniors who completed the Honors Program were honored at the 2014 Honors Senior Sendoff in the Faculty Reading Room in McFarlin Library on April 18, 2014.  The honorees completed a rigorous program of six integrated courses taken in chronological sequence, from the Ancient through Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment periods and maintained a minimum grade point average.  They were awarded medals and will receive a notation on their diplomas.  In addition to their sustained, interdisciplinary inquiry with the Honors Program, these Honors Scholars distinguished their scholarship through independent research, study abroad, and membership in academic societies like Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

The University of Tulsa Honors Program offers a unique opportunity for graduating high school seniors with exceptional academic records and a spirit of intellectual curiosity. Through lively discussions, Honors Scholars tackle perennial questions, explore the intersection of ideas, and develop the intellectual agility of interdisciplinary thinkers.

Because the courses in the Honors Program are credited to the student’s general curriculum and elective requirements, the Honors Program course of study is compatible with any major in any academic discipline offered by The University of Tulsa.

Opportunities and Benefits

By participating in the Honors Program, Honors Scholars will

  • add their voices to a centuries-old conversation about what makes for a meaningful and well-lived life;
  • cultivate the ability to think across disciplines and to make connections between them;
  • practice thinking aloud and hone the art of conversation;
  • develop intellectual camaraderie with fellow students and TU faculty;
  • find their own voices;
  • indulge in self-reflection;
  • take ownership of their education;
  • shift from strategic learning to deep learning;
  • benefit from the guidance of an Honors Mentor; and
  • graduate with both a bibliography and an intellectual autobiography of their college studies.

Honors Scholars who complete their Honors Portfolio by designing and fulfilling an Honors Plan earn the “Honors Scholar” designation on their transcript and an Honors medallion.
 
To learn more, email honors@utulsa.edu, call 918-631-2122, or meet with Dr. Dutton, the Honors Program Director, on your next campus visit.