Preparing the next generation of leaders to engage our complex and rapidly changing world

Our statement on racism

The Honors College denounces all forms of racism, hate and bias and considers them antithetical to the letter and spirit of our mission. In order for Resilience, Ingenuity, Stewardship and Equity to succeed as programmatic and societal cornerstones, systemic racism and discrimination must never be a part of the educational process and our environment. We pledge to support our honors community by creating processes and structures that dismantle biases and privilege created both prior to and during our students’ honors journey and we will collaborate aggressively with partners across campus and in our community that pledge devotion to a society that ensures the safety, productivity, and unrestricted growth of all its members. The greatest diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, origin, citizenship status, sexual identity, gender identity, political affiliation, economic status, veteran status and ability is essential to the success of a contemporary Honors College, and we will actively create experiences and support mechanisms that engender and maintain a community of inclusion and care.

Mission statement

The mission of the Honors College is to build a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders and provide enriching educational experiences that exemplify a commitment to resilience, ingenuity, stewardship, and equity.

Vision statement

The University of Nevada, Reno Honors College will be nationally recognized as a progressive leader in transformational student development, knowledge-led creativity, and societal impact.

Values statements

Resilience refers to the ability to persevere in the face of challenges and adversity.

Ingenuity refers to the capacity to think creatively to solve problems and generate new knowledge.  

Stewardship refers to the act of managing and developing a resource for which one has responsibility, including one's own talents and intelligence.

Equity refers to the practice of providing personalized resources and opportunities to every individual so that all may enjoy success.

News and events

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Smell the pines, feel the sun, discover, create, learn in a primitive mountain forest

New Graduate Research Fellowship, online reservations and more signal vision and energy for the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

A conference room with about 25 students and faculty sitting around several tables and watching a facilitator lead a presentation on a large screen.

Teamwork that opens doors to research, opportunities

University's Living Lab pilot program aims to light a path for underrepresented students as undergraduates and grad students work together on research

The Jot Travis Building in front of Manzanita Lake on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

The University of Nevada, Reno gains a new college this summer

Honors Program undergoing change into Honors College

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