The University Honors Program embraces the values of Discovery, Engagement, and Community that are articulated in the Academic Plan of the University. We affirm our commitment to provide academically ambitious, motivated, and able students with a coherent, challenging academic experience and a strong sense of intellectual community. We seek students who actively commit to those ideals: they strive for excellence; they embrace intellectual life with energy and a sense of adventure; and they share the desire to pursue their academic work in diverse venues, communities, and contexts. Essential to our effort is a community characterized by active cultural exchange, one that values a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We seek to create a community that is broadly representative with regards to race, ethnicity, gender, economic background, first-generation college students, geographical region, specific talents, and all those qualities that make people unique and valuable in a community of learners.