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Welcome from the Honors College Faculty

We welcome all our Honors College students; it is our good fortune to teach and learn from all of our students at the University of Oklahoma. We look forward to getting to know you individually and supporting you during your journey through college. We believe the most fruitful and illuminating conversations come when we invite and encourage multiple perspectives in our learning environments.  We value students of all colors, all genders, all ages, all abilities, and all positions of faith and unbelief.  We value our LGBTQ+ students and their allies.  We value the perspectives of those whose ancestors have long been here as First Peoples, as well as those who have arrived from many parts of the world.  We encourage all our students to maintain the respectful rapport that is a hallmark of the Honors College, and to use your creativity, passion, and intelligence to meet the challenges of our day.

Coronavirus Updates and FAQ

Health authorities throughout the world are focused on this illness and OU has highly professional, trained medical staff who are closely following developments, working closely with other University, county, and state offices to make well-informed decisions, and committed to protecting the health of the OU community. 

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Become A Foreign Service Officer - Graduate Fellowship

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Honors Research Assistant Program - Fall 2020

The Honors Research Assistant Program provides Honors students the opportunity to work with professors as research assistants on specific projects that the professor is studying.  Participants are expected to work for ten hours a week for ten weeks for $1000.00. Honors College students with at least 15 hours of college credit and a 3.4+ GPA are eligible to apply.

Contact Jeff Cooper at, 325-8692 with questions. 

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Honors @ OU Summer Newsletter

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This summer's volume of Honors @ OU features:

  • Undergraduate Research Day 2020 goes on-line
  • Student Spotlights - Michaela Murphy, Ananya Bhaktaram, Karaline Petty
  • Luce, Truman, Boren and Goldwater award announcements
  • Alumni Updates - Scott Deatherage, Cynda Ottaway, Edie Littlefield Sundby
  • Staff and faculty awards

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Tanya Miller Eager Receives Distinguished Staff Award


Tanya Miller-Eager was selected to receive the Distinguished Performance Award from the Informational Staff Association in recognition for the many hats she wears in service to the Honors College. Congratulations, Tanya!

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THURJ 2020 Now Available

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The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal Volume 19 is now available! THURJ is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes top original research papers written by Honors students or for Honors courses. This year, ten papers were chosen to be published from over 70 submissions. Congratulations to this year's THURJ staff and all of the published authors and artists!

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Associate Professor Minks awarded Regent’s Award for Superior Teaching


The Honors College is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Amanda Minks has been awarded the prestigious Regent’s Award for Superior Teaching. This honor reflects her commitment to the University of Oklahoma, the Honors College, and her students. Congratulations Professor Minks!   

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OU Students Receive Boren Award for International Study

University of Oklahoma seniors Emma Albrecht and Miguel Vazquez recently were selected as recipients of the prestigious Boren Award for International Study, sponsored by the National Security Education Program. Forty-eight OU students have received the award since the program began in 1994.

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Three OU Students Named Goldwater Scholars

University of Oklahoma students Daniel Cheong, Devon Colby and Emily Thomas have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars in a prestigious national competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in science and mathematics. 

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Two OU students named Truman Scholarship Finalists

Carson Ball and Natalie Bayer

University of Oklahoma honors students Natalie Bayer and Carson Ball have been selected as finalists for the 2020 Truman Scholarship. Both are finalists for this prestigious award based on their leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of “making a difference.”

Bayer, an English and Women’s and Gender Studies double major, plans to earn a law degree and help construct a more egalitarian society while also working to increase young people’s civic engagement. 

Ball is pursuing degrees in Political Science and Native Americans Studies with a concentration in Tribal Governance and Policy.  After graduating, he plans to earn a law degree as well, along with a Masters degree in Education Policy.

Austin Coffey receives Luce Honors

University of Oklahoma graduate Austin Coffey is one of 18 nationwide to be named a 2019-2020 Luce Scholar.  Hailing from Austin, Texas, He is the first Luce winner from OU since Jenna Morey, who won the fellowship in 2009.

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Visit the Honors College

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With about a week or more of notice, we can plan a personalized campus visit for you and your family. You'll meet with an official from the Honors College, see different housing options, eat lunch with us in the cafeteria (during the school year), and learn more about our program and scholarships for honors students.

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