Enrichment and Benefits

As an honors student, you have access to exclusive services and benefits. We encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities available to you. They'll enrich your experience while in school and set you up for success after graduation.


  • Ability to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on a senior capstone
  • Exclusive honors advising and priority course registration
  • Access to honors-only classes capped at 15 to 25 students
  • Official transcript notation to show your accomplishment to employers/graduate schools

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Access to honors-only scholarships
  • Personalized guidance when applying for national scholarships
  • Ability to apply for honors student positions, such as Honors Fellows and the prestigious McKearn Fellows program


  • First-year retreat at the Lorado Taft campus
  • Option of living in the Honors House community
  • Honors rewards program with discounts at local businesses and attractions


  • Access to a wide range of Honors Engaged activities
  • Opportunities to volunteer and learn about civic engagement
  • Ability to build your professional skills and network
My biggest leadership experience has been as an Honors Fellow, which has provided me with countless necessary skills as I move into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program next year.
Kaitlin Miller, Health Sciences

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University Honors Program 
Peters Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115


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