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Welcome to the John Martinson Honors College

Pictured above: John Martinson with honors students at 2023 Scholars and Supporters Dinner

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower highly motivated students to unleash their full potential and achieve extraordinary success. We believe in nurturing a vibrant learning community that thrives on intellectual curiosity, innovation, and collaboration.

At the John Martinson Honors College, we offer a dynamic and rigorous curriculum designed to challenge and inspire our students. Our dedicated faculty consists of scholars from diverse disciplines and practitioners who are passionate about imparting their knowledge and expertise. Through immersive learning curriculum, undergraduate research opportunities, and real-world experiences, we cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills that prepare our students for the challenges of the modern world.

We foster a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages students to explore their passions, take risks, and embrace new ideas. With small class sizes, personalized mentorship, and a network of alumni, friends and industry connections, we provide the resources and guidance necessary for students to forge their own path and make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.

The John Martinson Honors College is not just a place of education; it's a launchpad for future leaders, innovators, and change-makers. We welcome you on this transformative journey, where dedication and determination converge to shape a brighter tomorrow.

All Are Welcome

The John Martinson Honors College is committed to supporting the well-being of its students, staff, and faculty. We are constantly engaged in devising new, rigorous, and creative means to build a community in which diversity and inclusion thrive, and equity considerations are resolutely addressed. We recognize that this process does not happen automatically, and nor can its success be taken for granted. This is why we work tirelessly on multiple fronts to ensure that each member of our community feels welcome, safe and valued.

As an interdisciplinary college, the values of collaboration and mutual respect are integral to what we do in our classrooms, our residential community, and in our programming initiatives. We celebrate the many ways in which we learn from one another and are not afraid to challenge/resist all forms of discrimination that compromise this objective. Here, we welcome students of all nations, races, ethnicities, religions, gender and sexual identities, ages, socioeconomic groups, and physical abilities.

We consider it our privilege to co-construct and preserve a college-community where differences and difficult conversations are not shied away from, but are used as the foundation for deep engagement with the complexity of the world around us.

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