Honors education at SOU is focused on leadership. Since influencing a group of people to achieve a common goal cannot be accomplished in a single standardized approach, leaders must be prepared to apply a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities with maximum efficiency.
At SOU we are dedicated to providing a framework of opportunities that allow Honors College Scholars the ability to transform themselves from academically talented students into creative and collaborative innovators who serve as influential leaders to solve challenges in the state, the nation, and the world. In the Honors College students develop and refine the variety of talents they already possess to make them an effective and successful leaders.
Through a rigorous curriculum and distinctive co-curricular activities, the Honors College seeks to create a community of learners prepared for a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, inquiry, scholarship, and service. Students and professors work in partnership to create a challenging and practical liberal-arts education centered on critical thinking, interdisciplinary undergraduate research, inclusive diversity, civic engagement, community service, and regional issues with global implications. We are looking for exceptional, entrepreneurial, and ambitious students who are serious about reaching their full potential.
The Honors College at SOU is more than a place to learn. It is an invitation to experience, explore, question, challenge, and lead in creating positive social change. The Honors College at Southern Oregon University is a mission-driven opportunity to become a leader and to make a difference.