Our Mission

The mission of the Honors College is to promote academic excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University by providing high-achieving students with extraordinary opportunities to realize their potential as part of a distinctive, diverse, inclusive and supportive community.

Our Vision

The Honors College will become a recognized national leader in honors education, promoting innovative, active and engaged learning in a diverse, inclusive and supportive community of students and faculty within the context of a premier, urban, public research university.

Our Core Values
  • Integrity – Our community will adhere to the highest standards of honesty, respect and professional and scholarly ethics.

  •  Excellence – We will promote the highest standards for scholarship and academic achievement.

  •  Diversity and Inclusion – We will foster a diverse and inclusive community where all people are valued and differences are recognized as assets.

  •  Collaboration – We will foster collegiality and cooperation within the Honors College, across the University and in the community in which we live.

  •  Innovation – We will cultivate self-discovery, risk-taking, creativity, originality, talent, inventiveness and an entrepreneurial spirit.

  •  Engaged Learning – We will provide enhanced opportunities for learning outside of the classroom—within the university, in the local community and in the global community.

  •  Lifelong Learning – We will endeavor to instill a passion for a lifetime of learning as a means to sustained personal growth and as a force for positive social change.