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Honors College

The University Honors Program was established in 1978, and designated as an Honors College in 2013. The mission of the Bowling Green State University Honors College is to create a community of scholars through an emphasis on personal and intellectual development and preparation for global citizenship. Members of the University Honors College will develop critical thinking skills, make interdisciplinary connections, conduct original scholarship, and have access to leadership and professional opportunities.

Join Us for Scholar Day - January 30th

The Honors College and Office of Admissions invite you to attend Scholar Day honoring top scholars. Faculty, staff, and students will highlight the outstanding academic and extracurricular opportunities available to Honors students. The reception will include an overview of the Honors College and the Honors Learning Community, an Honors class experience, and presentations. Lunch will be provided and optional afternoon activities include tours of the Honors Learning Community and residence hall and campus tours will be available. Learn more and register for the event here.

Student Involvement

The Honors College offers a wide range of enrichment activities, including guest speakers, service learning programs, Honors faculty discussions, reading groups, cultural events and trips, and a variety of other opportunities. 

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Students in the News

Megan Leiss

Megan Leiss

Megan Leiss, an alumna of the Honors College at BGSU, has been named the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy Winner for her work with Dance Marathon and the contributions she made through her work as the director of the event.

Meresa McKesson

Meresa McKesson

Meresa McKesson has found her perfect fit at BGSU as a Civic Action Leader (CAL) through the Office of Service-Learning. Now in her second year as a CAL, McKesson has taken on responsibility for an important part of the office's biggest event of the year, the Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Challenge.

Scott Brummel

Scott Brummel

Scott Brummel volunteered as a social entrepreneur working with indigenous weavers on the outskirts of Cusco, Peru to help them establish themselves as a Fair-Trade Business, ensuring protection not only for the cultural heritage of authentic Andean weaving but also the livelihood of the weavers.