Welcome to Purdue University’s Honors College! We are an interdisciplinary college, bringing together bright young scholars from across the university in a vibrant intellectual and residential community. Our students take small, interdisciplinary honors courses with Purdue’s top teachers, pursue innovative research, collaborate on exciting projects, and become leaders on campus and in the community. Our goals are to nurture intellectual and personal development, to create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and independent research, and to produce students who will one day change the world.
News & Announcements
Abby Lemert: Incoming U.S. Presidential Scholar
We are proud to announce that Abby Lemert, 2014 incoming Beering Scholar, Honors College, and FYE student, was recently selected as a 2014 Scholar for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
We are excited to congratulate her on this high achievement. Abby will be in company with another Presidential Scholar at Purdue University. In 1967, President Daniels was recognized as Indiana’s top male high school Presidential Scholar by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Read more on the U.S. Department of Education website >>
The Purdue Honors College has been featured in the May/June issue of the Purdue Alumnus Magazine. The story features collaboration between disciplines, student experience, and our close-knit community. Also highlighted are our plans for the future, which include brick-and-mortar.
“We’re slated to have an Honors College Complex come online by 2017,” Phillips says of the proposed Windsor Complex — a combined historic residential home and world-class academic facility within walking distance from Discovery Park. “That’s part of building a culture that fosters the interaction of a community. It’s a place to live and learn together.”
Read the full story on the Purdue Alumnus page >>
SWAP:Sustainable-waste Exchange Avoidance Program
After weeks of planning, Honors students held the first SWAP: Sustainable-exchange Waste Avoidance Program in the CoRec on April 26. SWAP was held to facilitate the reuse of goods rather than their disposal. SWAP gave Purdue students an easily accessible place to trade their gently used, unwanted goods for something else. In addition, students could use donation boxes that were placed in several residence halls before the event. This was done as part of our first-year students’ seminar.
Charged 5k Challenge
Sunday, April 27, first-year Honors students and their mentor hosted the Charged 5k Challenge. It was a walk/run to fund to raise awareness about energy usage. Over 40 people registered for the event beforehand. All proceeds went to installing green energy bikes in the Cordova Recreation Center. The bikes will harness the energy made while riding the exercise bike, and turn it into usable energy that is put back into the power grid.