The Honors Program strives to be a model of excellence—in teaching, in learning, and in service.
The Honors Program aims to support Wichita State University’s mission as an urban-serving research university by recruiting strong students to the program and then motivating those students to learn about and contribute solutions to local, national and international problems. The Honors Program emphasizes: high expectations; active and service learning; close interaction between students and professors (in and out of class); global and cultural awareness; teamwork and leadership development; and the cultivation of skills related to lifelong learning, good citizenship and success in the workplace. The Honors Program is flexible, interdisciplinary, not connected to any particular major, and committed to the open
exploration of ideas.
The Honors Program at Wichita State was founded in 1957, and in 1978 was named after Emory Lindquist, the eighth President of Wichita State University and longtime supporter of the Honors Program. In 2008-2010, the Honors Program went through a process of reconception and revitalization that resulted in significant changes. The new admission and graduation requirements were unanimously approved by the Faculty Senate Honors Committee and the University Curriculum Committee in Spring 2010 for implementation in Fall 2010.
The Honors Living-Learning Community began operating in Fall 2010. Up to sixty Honors freshmen may live together in the dorms, take classes together and participate together in social, cultural and service activities. The goal is to enhance the social and learning opportunities for these students, increase participation in and dedication to the Honors Program, and enhance the success of Honors students.
The Emory Lindquist Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) and the Great Plains Regional Honors Council (GPHC).
Dr. Kimberly Engber is the Emory Lindquist Honors Program Director.
Patrice is the Honors Program Office Manager.
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