Mission Statement & Learning Outcomes

The Honors Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the WSU Honors Program is to provide a welcoming community for intellectually curious, academically adventurous students. 

  • We nurture excellence in this community, regardless of prior academic preparation.
  • We build this community by offering small, creative, rigorous classes; leadership opportunities; and other innovative learning experiences. 
  • We open this community to the university as a whole by organizing events that catalyze far-reaching conversations about significant issues relevant to contemporary society.
     

 

The Honors Program Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Practice clear and compelling written and/or creative expression;
  • Engage in critical thinking that is open-minded, objective, and as free as possible from prejudice and presupposition;
  • Undertake the comprehension of abstract arguments and the ability to move between the general and the particular;
  • Encounter a variety of human experience, exploring both its universality and its diversity.