Welcome to Honors!
The Honors Program offers you the opportunity to work closely with some of Chico State's best professors in small, specially designed courses. These classes provide lively and engaging experiences designed to spark your interests. In this small community of scholars, true learning partnership can grow, giving you an opportunity to get to know and work with other motivated students who become your friends, and faculty who become your mentors. You become part of a vital learning community that extends beyond the classroom walls. The Honors Program provides you with a comfortable place to go within the larger university, a home base that is friendly and supportive. Please read our short brochure, available in PDF format.
Benefits of the Honors Program:
- Greater involvement in the cultural, intellectual, and social life of the University
- Opportunity to work with great professors and motivated students
- Small classes
- Priority registration until graduation
- Recognition at graduation with a medallion and certificate
- Recognition on your diploma and transcripts
- Upper-division theme classes taught by two professors per class
- Personalized academic advising and guidance
- Opportunity to live in Honors House as a first-year freshman
We offer two different ways to graduate with Honors at Chico State:
Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2014!
We are still accepting applications for new incoming freshman for fall 2014! Click here for information and applications.
Research & Creativity Awards Spring & Summer 2014
Spring and Summer Awards have been awarded! Click here for recipients and more information on this great opportunity.
Current Honors Students & the Honors Program Redesign.
Click here to find out how the newly redesigned Honors Program will work for you.
On the Feeble Attempt to Teach Beauty
Click here to check out this article in the North American Review that Professor Heather Altfeld wrote on teaching "Beauty."
2014 Honors Fall Welcome
Every Fall, Director John Mahoney and the honors faculty host an event as a "Welcome" to our new Honors students and a "Welcome Back" to our continuing students. On August 24th, from 4:00-6:00PM, we held this event at Selvester's Café. The event was a complete success attended by almost 200 students, faculty and staff. The President greeted the new and returning honors students who, in addition to the wonderful raffle prizes, were treated to fine Chinese cuisine from Chan Pheng's followed with a favorite local ice cream from Schubert's.
Congratulations to Honors Faculty Advisor Zanja Yudell who was chosen to receive the CSU, Chico 2013/14 Outstanding Academic Adviser award! Zanja was nominated by administration, faculty, staff and students to receive this prestigious award in honor and recognition of his unwavering and invaluable contribution to our campus community and students. We couldn't be more grateful and proud!
Zanja was also selected to go on sabbatical next year! He and his wife will be spending the time in beautiful New Zealand. He will certainly be missed while away, but we wish them safe travels and a most amazing trip!