University Honors Program (UHP)
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Social/Enrichment

You are invited to participate in the many opportunities for social and intellectual enrichment that the University Honors Program offers. Below is a list of activities or organizations. Please come and join us!


Honors Student Association (HSA) is the social aspect of the University Honors Program. HSA creates opportunities for Honors students to build community and have fun outside of the formal classroom setting. In addition to monthly meetings, students can engage in social events such as HSA fundraisers, movie nights, sporting events, and more! There are also leadership positions available on the HSA E-Board for those who are looking to serve in a leadership role within a student organization.

Although students are strongly encouraged to participate in HSA-sponsored events, participation is not required in order to stay active in the UHP. For more on the HSA, go here.


Honors Advantage LC:

Honors Advantage LC students live together in Arey Hall and enroll in three Honors classes during their first semester: ENGLISH 105 Freshman English Honors, GENED 130 Individual and Society, and INTRAUNV 104 New Student Seminar.  In the second semester they may choose to enroll in the Honors Section of GENED 140 Global Perspectives, and INTRAUNV 124 Service Learning and Leadership.

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Honors Enrichment LC:

Honors Enrichment LC students live together in Arey Hall and enroll in three Honors classes during their first semester: ENGLISH 105 Freshman English Honors, GENED 120 Historical Perspectives, and INTRAUNV 104 New Student Seminar.  In the second semester they may choose to enroll in the Honors Section of COMM 110 Introduction to Human Communication, and INTRAUNV 124 Service Learning and Leadership.

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Honors LC members will feel connected--often developing lifelong friendships--with other inquisitive, creative, and high-achieving students.  Joining the LC is the only way you can be absolutely sure of enrolling in some Honors-only sections of required GENED courses.  In addition, a faculty member who is the LC coordinator organizes regular fun social activities for LC members.


The UMHC Conference is hosted each spring by the Honors Program of a college or university in the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council. Conference participation offers Honors students a formal setting to share their best work—whether it’s a favorite H-Option Project or a research project for an Honors course that is converted into a conference presentation OR an innovative project that enhances the University Honors Program. If your application for the UMHC is accepted by UW-W’s Honors Council and UMHC conference officials, then all expenses related to your conference participation will be paid for by the University Honors Program. Up to ten (10) participants will be supported each year. Honors students may work on a conference presentation by themselves or in a team. 


Honors students with an interesting H-Option Project or a research project originating in an Honors course may wish to convert their project into a presentation (panel or poster) at UW-Whitewater’s Undergraduate Research Days, usually in late September and mid-March.


The University Honors Program sponsors (on average) one day trip per semester to a special regional locale that has high educational and personal enrichment value. Typically, the field trips are tied to an Honors 498 course, but all Honors students are invited to attend. The admission fee for most field trip destinations is covered by the UHP.

Past field trips included the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI; Aldo Leopold Center, Baraboo, WI; Eco-Justice Center, Racine, WI; Growing Power Community Garden, Milwaukee, WI; the Hmong American Peace Academy and the Hmong American Friendship Association, Milwaukee, WI.


In Spring, the UHP holds a reception open to all UHP students, their loved ones, faculty, and administrators to celebrate its achievements in the past year. A special recognition is given to graduating seniors and Honors Scholarships winners.

2017 Honors Reception Presentation 

 2015 Honors Reception Presentation

2016 Honors Reception Presentation