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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

Students launch UK’s 1st edition of undergraduate research journal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 21, 2024) — Undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky who participate in research under the guidance of faculty mentors now have the opportunity to publish and broadly share the outcomes of their work and collaborative experiences. The inaugural edition of Aperture Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR) launched June 1, highlighting seven student-professor partnerships.

Women’s Forum announces new executive committee, board members

The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has announced its new executive committee and board members elected for the 2024-26 term which included Rebecca Anderson from the Lewis Honors College Center for Personal Development.

Community-building is at the heart of ‘Great Teacher’ Zada Komara’s classroom

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 13, 2024) — In March, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association honored six recipients with this year’s Great Teacher Awards. Launched in 1961, they are the longest-running UK awards recognizing accomplished and passionate educators.

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