Mission: The Ithaca College Honors Program recruits and retains high-achieving students by providing a comprehensive and fully integrated program that facilitates enhanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and lifelong learning. We foster a culture of intellectual engagement and excellence through innovative curricular and co-curricular opportunities for personal and professional growth within a vibrant learning community. We also assist the college in meeting strategic goals by serving as a collaborative partner and incubator for innovation.
Brief Overview: As a member of our selective Ithaca College Honors Program, you’ll feed your curiosity and expand your perspectives in an intellectual community of students from every school at IC. You’ll have access to unique coursework, travel opportunities, and learning experiences with faculty and peers who never stop asking questions.
The program requirements allow students to explore experiences in five different areas: academic challenge, global citizenship, cultural engagement, engagement with the scholarly community, and civic engagement.
Honors offers many options for involvement and building in the program – from a designated Residential Living Community in Lyon Hall to annual outings to festivals, performances, and adventure to a Student Advisory Board where students help determine the future of the program, Honors encourages students to involve and challenge themselves.