The Kent State University Honors College is part of a long tradition of promoting academically talented students with a unique academic experience.

Open to students in any major offered by Kent State University, the college provides smaller sections of courses, individualized interaction with faculty through research and other projects, the option of residing in our living-learning community in the Stopher-Johnson complex, personal advising, and several other educational opportunities and enhancements.


Our mission is to recruit, challenge, and support the highest ability students at Kent State. Open to all majors, we fulfill this mission through offering smaller sections of courses, individualized interaction with faculty through research and other projects, the option of living in our learning community in the Stopher-Johnson complex, community service opportunities, personal advising, and several other educational opportunities and enhancements. Our goal is to help students find the opportunities that will enrich their Kent State educations, tailored individually for them.


National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)

The Honors College at Kent State University is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.The National Collegiate Honors Council is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges; Honors directors and deans; and Honors faculty, staff, and students. NCHC provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing, and expanding Honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development, and mentored research.

Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA)

A regional Honors organization associated with the National Collegiate Honors Council, MEHA's goals are to foster a sense of community and to promote knowledge between Honors programs and colleges within the region. Honors students, staff, and faculty all play major roles in the MEHA mission.