What is the Honors Institute?

photo of students at the honors institute

The Honors Institute is a multi-track learning experience that includes a provocative community event. Its purpose is to prepare Honors students to think beyond their academic training and to make it a habit of incorporating this training into larger, humanistic considerations of the common good. Focusing each year on a different contemporary intellectual issue of ethical importance, the Institute consists of:

  • interdisciplinary Honors seminar(s)
  • a civic engagement project for Honors seminar students
  • a community keynote address, free and open to the public, delivered by a figure of national or international prominence
  • a community Institute luncheon, free and open to the public, including a thought-provoking address from experts, media professionals, or humanities scholars

What is this year's topic?

Please check back. Information for the 2016 Honors Institute is coming soon. 

What is the location and date for the Keynote Address, Maysoon Zayid?

Maysoon Zayid will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Honors Institute. It will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wright State University Student Union, Apollo Room. The keynote address, in collaboration with the Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series, is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.

What is the location and date of the Honors Institute Luncheon?

The 2016 Honors Institute Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Please check back. More detailed information will be coming soon.