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.

Welcome to the Honors College Home Page

The Honors College 2015-2016 Annual Report can be viewed here

Oklahoma State University Rated in Top 25 by Public University  Honors  Click for Details

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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