Why Honors?

Academic Enrichment

The Honors College provides a variety of curricular opportunities across all four years of the Honors College experience, ranging from courses to individual and experiential learning options.

A Tradition of Academic Excellence

The Honors College has had a long success of recognition for outstanding student research and creative papers. The National College Honors Council (NCHC) has recognized 7 students from Kent State University as Portz Scholars.


Honors students are supported by both advisors in their majors and the Honors College. Honors College advisors work with students to personalize their educational experience at Kent State in accordance with their interests and career aspirations.

The Honors Community

The Honors College is a community within the larger Kent State University community, and its members participate in all the cultural, athletic, and social activities Kent State University offers. Honors College students play on sports teams, serve in student government, work in student media, run student businesses, play for the marching band, and more. The Honors College also offers its own special opportunities and encourages its members to participate in every aspect of their community. First-year students may choose to live and learn with other Honors College students in our living-learning community.