Spring 2017 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 to 5:00
Welcome to the University Honors Program
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 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:
Come enjoy the computer lab with other Honors students.
Summer 2017 Student Awards for Research and Creativity
Now is the time to apply for the Summer 2017 SARC awards. Read the eligibility and award details on the application page, or attend one of the information sessions in room MLIB 171. Session times are:
- Wednesday February 15th 11a.m-12p.m
- Thursday February 16th 12p.m-1p.m
- Friday February 17th 1p.m-2p.m
Deadline for submission of applications is no later than Friday, March 3rd, 5:00 p.m.
***You do not have to be enrolled in the honors program to apply.
Fall 2017 Admissions
The University Honors Program is now accepting applications for the fall of 2017! Admissions are on a rolling basis so submit your application today.
Honors Students Awarded Grant to Develop Sustainable Storm Water FiltersCongratulations to fellow honors students Harrison Mills (Chemistry), and Sophia Bauer (Environmental Science), who are on a team of six students awarded a $15,000 grant from the EPA! The project will develop green methods for filtering urban storm water runoff in order to reduce the impact of sediments, pesticides, metals and other pollutants on local aquatic ecosystems.
Honors Student Awarded at CCMA Event
Congratulations to honors student Whitney Urmann, who received an honorable mention for the best editorial in The Orion at the California College Media Association Awards! Urmann's award was among five others that The Orion won at the event in Los Angeles.
Honors Professor Selected for Global Poetry Prize
California State University, Chico professor Heather Altfeld has received the inaugural Poets at Work Book Prize for her first poetry collection, “The Disappearing Theatre.”
Student Research & Creativity Award WinnersCongratulations to the Winners of the Provost's Research & Creativity Awards for Fall 2016!
On the Feeble Attempt to Teach Beauty
Check out this article in the North American Review that Professor Heather Altfeld wrote on teaching "Beauty."
Honors Office Location