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By the Numbers

100% Experiential Education Participation

91.7% Employment or Graduate/Professional School

78.7% In-State Residency

Mission in Action

Explore Your Purpose

Honors advisors and the Center for Personal Development counselors partner with students in their exploration of purpose to cultivate self-awareness, well-being, and career readiness.

Develop Intellectually

Honors at Kentucky has a long and proud history, dating back to 1958, and thousands of students have passed through our program, exploring themselves and the boundaries of thought with outstanding faculty.

Lead With Integrity

Providing leadership development opportunities enables students to fulfill their experiential credit while bolstering lifelong skills to apply as a graduate student or employee.

Participating in Honors throughout my undergraduate career has helped me maintain a holistic education. I am interested in science and medicine in my career and having Honors classes that address the role of the humanities in these fields has really broadened my perspective.

Kayli Bolton '23
Kayli Bolton '23
Gates Cambridge Scholar
Kayli Bolton '23

News and Events

Singletary Scholars host inaugural Lewis Honors College Leadership Conference

On Saturday, April the 13th, the Freshman Singletary Scholars hosted the Inaugural Lewis Honors College Leadership Conference attended by nearly 100 student leaders across University of Kentucky campus. The Class of ’27 Singletary Scholars helped fundraise, plan, and present this conference with support from members of the Lewis Honors College, in an effort to help them develop their leadership skills while also showcasing those skills to the attendees of the conference. 

Plant a tree with 2023 Great Teacher Dr. Kenton Sena

Looking for ways to spend time outdoors while contributing to the environment? Join 2023 Great Teacher Dr. Kenton Sena for one of following tree-planting opportunities in Lexington: 

Meet Kate Johnson, the inspiration for this year's One Day for UK

To support One Day for UK, the Lewis Honors College is highlighting the Kate Johnson Scholarship Fund. Meet the inspiration behind the fund which is celebrating its 20th year since its inception – former Honors advisor Kate Johnson.

Undergraduate Research Showcase


Gatton Student Center Ballroom

160 Ave of Champions

Honor the Balance: Yoga


Johnson Center White Room

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Honors Medal Ceremony


Gatton Student Center Ballroom

160 Ave of Champions

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