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The Honors Program

Highly motivated. Intellectually curious. Creative and tireless. 

If these words describe you, then the Honors Program might well be an important part of your St. Norbert College experience.

Our honors program transforms learning into action and classroom problem-solving into education that matters to the world. We offer 80 of these coveted spots for students who are hungry to set themselves apart while discovering ways to improve themselves and society. They actively engage in building a community of student-scholars (and have a good time doing so!).

Honors students generally take one course a semester that is honors-only, with an even smaller enrollment than traditional classes. These discussion-based classes provide students with a challenging classroom environment and lots of interaction with the professor, as well as with other talented and dedicated students.

Our program promotes and supports life-long learning, creative problem solving, critical thinking skills, original research and ethical leadership. 

Prospective Honors Students
We invite you to check out what the honors experience can offer you!

How the Program Works
Learn about the program’s academic and co-curricular requirements.  

Honors Housing
All first-year honors students live in Bergstrom Hall, expressing the importance of community.

Activities and Events
Stay up-to-date on all of the honors activities and events that happen throughout the academic year including: meetings, get-togethers, trips and our most popular event, Life Raft! 

National Collegiate Honors Council
The St. Norbert College Honors Program participates as a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. 

Faculty Perspective

“As a former honors student myself, I understand the impact that an undergraduate honors program can have on its students. Something special can happen when so many bright young minds gather together as one community. As a teacher, the honors program allows me to be myself, to be honest about the challenges and responsibilities that await us in a complex and often confusing world.”
Joel Mann
Professor of Philosophy 
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