Honors College Students Recognized as OSU Seniors of Significance
Nearly 40% of those selected for the award are members of the Honors College
Honors College Students Named to Mortar Board Top 20 Lists
27 of the Top 40 Freshmen are active members of the Honors College
The Oklahoma State University Honors College
Students study outside Old Central, home of The Honors College
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.
Stout Hall Takes Top Homecoming Honors
Honors College Living Residence Shines During HOCO 2017

Welcome to the Honors College

The Honors College at Oklahoma State University provides a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Honors College students have access to all of the resources and amenities of a large public university, but the prestige of one of the nation's top Honors Colleges. Students enrolled here can expect a supportive and tight-knit community, numerous opportunities for growth, an enriched academic experience, extensive interaction with top faculty, and exceptional preparation for life after college.

"Any student can receive a college degree, but not all will receive an education. Here, we make sure students receive both." - Dean Keith Garbutt, OSU Honors College.

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

Oklahoma State University Rated in Top 25 by Public University  Honors  

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.


Fri, December 15 2017 - 3:30 pm
Student Union Ballroom (SU 265)
Sat, January 20 2018 - 8:00 am
OSU Campus - Stillwater