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This committee administers the College Honors Program in collaboration with individual academic departments and programs that offer honors. The committee shall:

  • Approve proposals from academic departments and programs to offer an honors program.
  • Make and revise policies for the operation of the College Honors Program (significant changes in the criteria for admission to the program or in graduation criteria will be proposed to the appropriate governing body on the recommendation of the Honors Committee).
  • Review student petitions to participate in the College Honors Program.
  • Approve any exceptions to requirements or policies of the Honors Program related to specific situations.

The Honors Committee shall have final authority over decisions about student petitions and exceptions. Other decisions of the Honors Committee concerning policies may be appealed to the Senate, which can refer the issue to the Curriculum, Assessment, and Educational Policy Committee, or another relevant standing committee.

Faculty Representatives

Chair: Alissa Bans

NameDepartmentTerm Expiration
Angela PorcarelliFrench & Italian2026
Yun KimLinguistics2025
Natural Sciences and Math
Manuela ManettaMathematics2026
Alissa BansPhysics2024
Social Sciences
Kaiji ChenEconomics2025
Danielle JungPolitical Science2024


Cora E. MacBethAssociate Dean, Office for Undergraduate Education