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John H. Martinson Honors College

The Martinson Honors College is the home of the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration. Open to academically-motivated students of every major and academic discipline, the Bantivoglio Honors Concentration fosters a diverse community of citizen scholars by cultivating curiosity and integrity both in and outside the classroom. The Honors’ undergraduate experience is personified by our motto, “think, thrive, share.” We develop socially and civic minded leaders active in participation and service within and beyond Honors, while our innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum alongside extracurricular activities, fosters an understanding and appreciation of cultures and the arts. Valuing the whole student, the Honors College takes a holistic approach to education that cultivates health, wellness, and curiosity. Students, faculty, staff, and administration collaborate to provide a framework for leadership, community service, and civic engagement.

Our program features active learning opportunities, including: 

  • Unique and interdisciplinary class offerings
  • Enhanced and advanced discipline-specific class offerings
  • Educational extracurricular activities, including joint student-faculty research, field trips and invited speakers
  • Extended academic advising and peer mentoring
  • Funding opportunities for study abroad and educational conferences