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Members of the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College community uphold four pillars.

We aim to be: Intellectual ~ Innovative ~ Professional ~ Transformative

We seek to sustain a college culture that stimulates intellectual curiosity, welcomes diversity, promotes responsibility, and inspires transformative leadership.

The Cohen Honors College will benefit the University by:

  • Attracting and retaining academically exceptional and highly motivated students from the Wichita area, the region, the nation, and the world
  • Enhancing the recruitment of high-achieving transfer students
  • Increasing undergraduate enrollment
  • Increasing student-faculty collaboration in teaching, research and service
  • Attracting and retaining high-quality faculty and staff
  • Creating compelling connections across disciplines and with the greater Wichita community
  • Enhancing the academic reputation of the University

The Cohen Honors College will benefit students and faculty by:

  • Emphasizing academic rigor along with exploration, creativity, and discovery
  • Providing Honors students individualized advising and priority enrollment
  • Engaging students in intellectual dialogue and real-world problems
  • Facilitating undergraduate research across campus
  • Preparing students for top graduate schools, competitive national scholarships, and leadership roles in professional careers
  • Supporting interdisciplinary courses and curriculum development
  • Serving as a curricular laboratory for faculty to experiment with course design and content