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

Who we are

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

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu

Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school

Manzanita Lake with Clark Administration and Jot Travis Buildings in the background on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

New position, new team member added to Honors College

Teaching Assistant Professor of English Jason Ludden to help guide students through competitive scholarship, fellowship application processes

Honors College students work in a lab

The Honors College: for highly motivated students, a meaningful journey

The newest college at the University provides opportunities for students to take their education to the next level

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.

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