The University Honors Program provides a community for high-achieving undergraduates from a variety of disciplines united in their academic passions and identities as emerging scholars. Students in the Honors Program represent all units of the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Health Sciences and the School of Engineering.

In keeping with the Catholic and Marianist identify of the University, the Honors Program emphasizes the education of the whole person. The Program supports innovative and substantive undergraduate research, as well as participation in international and intercultural study. In addition, the Honors Program values service, leadership and spiritual exploration and encourages participation in cultural and social events.

A student's experiences in the University Honors Program emphasize critical thinking and inquiry and the value of lifelong learning. The Program's distinctive graduates will exhibit the personal character and advanced habits of scholarly inquiry that will serve them well in their personal lives, as well as in a range of graduate programs and professional settings.