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The Honors Program


    The University Honors Program provides Cal Poly's most academically motivated students with opportunities to develop their potential both intellectually and personally by fully exploring the resources at Cal Poly. It encourages diversity and promotes civic responsibility in everyday life. The Honors Program currently consists of over 500 students from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and talents. These students represent over forty-two different majors in all six undergraduate colleges on campus. Four key services of the Program are:
  • Honors Courses
  • Honors Community
  • Honors Commons
  • Honors Civic Leadership
    These services provide Honors students with many opportunities to expand and enrich their academic experiences, and to stretch their educational boundaries. Following Cal Poly's distinctive "learn-by-doing" approach to education, students participate in community projects and co-curricular activities to enhance their coursework and develop leadership skills and global perspectives.  

    The Honors Program was established in 1999 by an Academic Senate Resolution. There have been three Honors Program Directors (Nancy Clark, Erika Rogers, & Sema Alptekin) since the program was established.  The Honors Program is a division of Academic Programs.

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