The hallmark of a university education is the cultivation of intentional learners who adapt to new settings, integrate knowledge quickly, and continue to learn throughout their lives. Such intentional learners are informed about their social and natural milieu, empowered by their analytical and critical thinking skills, and awakened to their responsibilities as citizens in a diverse democracy.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Honors Program serves rigorously trained students who share a desire to become intentional learners. Students work with specifically selected and highly qualified faculty in smaller class settings, thus encouraging them to engage in a collaborative, vigorous intellectual life that prepares them for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools. Students have access to the Honors Lounge in Library 231, are afforded early registration and enhanced library check-out privileges, are given the opportunity to live on the Honors Floor in UCCS Residence Life, participate in the annual Honors Student Symposium, and are given special recognition at UCCS graduation and on UCCS transcripts.

Our Vision

Fostering the culture of intentional learners at UCCS, committed to service, personal growth, and a positive contribution to the local and global community with an understanding of Gray Matters, which is a distinct perspective, a mindset, that multiple and competitive complex views can exist at the same time, thus allowing us to appreciate diversity in both ideas and solutions.