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Hagan Whiteleather, senior English major, presents her winning research at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Honors College students were among top winners at the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication Studies

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and associate director of the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, will be the featured researcher at the next Research Uncorked. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.

A Senior English Major reads the Daily Kent Stater at the "Behind the Brain Plaza" near Merrill Hall.

Each academic year, the Department of English at Kent State University awards student prizes in creative writing, critical writing and writing in freshman English courses.

Joseph Duffy, 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Alumni Award.

Joseph Duffy, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award.

Linda Spurlock, PhD, Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.


The Honors College at Kent State University provides students with a liberal arts education at a large, public research institution. Demanding courses, stimulating discussions, international study, and research projects will challenge your intellect and enhance your education.

Admissions & Scholarships

The Honors College seeks to recruit a diverse student body that fosters a community of academic excellence. As a student in the Honors College, you will be a part of both a large university and an intimate community of dedicated scholars. You will have at your disposal the resources of a major public research institution while attending small classes with diverse topics that emphasize participation in dynamic discussions.

Senior Honors Thesis/Project

The Senior Honors Thesis/Project is a 6-credit-hour independent project. It may be a research, creative, or applied project and is completed under the direction of a faculty member.

Study Away & Study Abroad

The Honors College encourages all of its students to acquire broader national and global perspectives and appreciate cross-cultural values and achievements.