The Oklahoma State University Honors College
Students study outside Old Central, home of The Honors College
Honors College student Zoe Cooper
Zoe spent three weeks banding birds in the Peruvian Amazon!
Honors College Hooding Ceremony
Honors College Hooding Ceremony
Congratulations, graduates!
Honors College Ice Cream Social
Honors College Ice Cream Social
Honors College students enjoy ice cream and honor award recipients from the previous semester
Enjoy the Honors College computer lab and study lounge!
Honors students have access to a computer lab and study lounge in the basement of historic Old Central.
Study abroad
Study abroad!
Ask an honors advisor how international study may be incorporated into your Honors College Degree.

The Honors College Faculty, Staff and Students send their condolences to all those effected by the tragic events at Homecoming and wishes for a swift recovery both physically and emotionally. We, in particular, hold in the light of our thoughts those members of the Honors Community who suffered injury or loss this weekend. For all those who have suffered loss we share these words of William Littleboy from 1917, in the hope they may provide a modicum of comfort.

“Death is not an end, but a beginning. It is but an incident in the ‘life of the ages’. Which is God’s gift to us now. It is the escape of the spirit from its old limitations and its freeing for a larger and more glorious career.”


The Vision and Mission of The Honors College at Oklahoma State University shall be informed by the following Core Values:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Appreciation of Diversity (in its broadest sense)
  • Educational Innovation
  • Community Engagement
  • A Global Perspective
  • Personal and Professional Integrity
  • Life-long Learning


The Honors College at Oklahoma State University develops a community of support and innovative academic excellence, which provides students from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to realize fully their intellectual potential, while becoming leaders engaged with their communities and the world.


The Honors College will attract high-achieving students from Oklahoma and beyond. It will support them with a high-quality living/learning environment that provides intellectually challenging courses and encourages their personal development in service and leadership, ultimately helping them reach their full potential.

  • The Honors College will bring students with high academic ability and potential to the University.
  • The Honors College will be at the cutting edge of educational advancement and provide a springboard for the development of new methodologies.
  • The Honors College will be committed to a high quality, enhanced intellectual experience that helps students develop creative and critical thinking skills.
  • The Honors College will support its students' personal, academic, and professional development.
  • The Honors College will provide a living/learning environment that fosters individual and cultural differences, promotes personal and professional integrity, and fosters a strong sense of community.
  • The Honors College will encourage, support, and expect its students to be active in service and to become leaders in the University community and beyond.

Guiding Principles

  • The Honors College will promote its core values.
  • The Honors College will recognize appropriate non-traditional intellectual experiences, since profound intellectual experiences are not confined to the traditional classroom.
  • The Honors College will be flexible and respond to the individual needs of its students.
  • Honors College-developed programs will, where appropriate be extended to the entire University community.


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