About Us

The University of Connecticut Honors Program has a long history that began over fifty years ago, and has grown into a vibrant community of over 2,000 students spanning all of UConn’s undergraduate schools and colleges. Led by Director Jennifer Lease Butts, guided by the Honors Board of Associate Directors, and supported by a dedicated staff, the Honors Program offers students an enriched undergraduate experience.

The Honors Experience: A Community of Scholars


  • Honors courses designed specifically for you such as the Honors Core and the Honors First-Year Seminar;
  • Honors courses across the UConn curriculum that meet general education requirements and courses in your major that provide depth in your field of interest;
  • Community as you live, study, and socialize in the Honors First Year Residential Community.


  • Cutting-edge research and creative projects under the supervision of leading faculty;
  • Your unique contributions to a diverse community of scholars;
  • Growth in your skills and abilities as you move from a consumer of knowledge to a producer of knowledge.


  • In your community through your commitment to student organizations, clubs, and learning communities;
  • In your academic field by presenting and publishing your accomplishments;
  • As a citizen-scholar at UConn and beyond.