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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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Spring 2021 (HRAP) Honors Research Assistant Program Postings Are Open

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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OU Honors Students Named 2021 Rhodes Finalists

Munashe Mataranyika and Miles Francisco portrait photos

Munashe Mataranyika and Aurelius “Miles” Francisco were recently named finalists for the 2021 Rhodes Scholarship. Mataranyika, a pre-law and international and area studies major minoring in French, and Francisco, a May 2020 graduate of political science and African and African American studies, are both Honors students. Congratulations, Munashe and Miles!

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Honors @ OU Fall Newsletter

The Fall 2020 Honors Newsletter is now avaible to read online! The Fall issue features program updates, student and alumni spotlights, news about Esports at OU, a letter from the new Honors Dean, and introductions to the new Associate Dean and Presidential Teaching Fellows.

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THURJ Issues Call for Papers

The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ) is an annual publication that celebrates undergraduate research in all academic disciplines. Each spring, THURJ publishes the best undergraduate research papers from the previous year written by Honors students, as determined by an editorial board of their peers. The editorial board reads and evaluates submissions using a blind review process, and chooses between 8-12 papers for publication in the journal. All published authors also receive a $250 prize.

Submissions will be accepted from December 1, 2020 - February 1, 2021.

A Legacy of Excellence

Brian Johnson, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric and director of the Honors Writing Center, spoke with the OU Daily about the nationally competitive scholarship recipients who have been honored with plaques on the Scholars Walk.

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Visit the Honors College

Honors students


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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