For more than 40 years, students in the Honors College have benefited from interdisciplinary classes in subjects that bring students and faculty together from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The college offers small, seminar-type classes in which faculty members provide an atmosphere that promotes curiosity, creativity and a respect for learning.
Founded originally as the University Honors Program, the program has grown and evolved. From spring 2004 through spring 2008, a gift from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation of Austin created an endowment and the name was changed to Mitte Honors Program for that period. Since then, numerous scholarships and funds have been created to offer support to honors students, such as the Stephen R. Gregg and Merry Kone Fitzpatrick scholarships. In Fall 2011, in recognition for the increase in the size and scope, the unit was elevated to an Honors College.
Alumni have the opportunity to give back by donating to the Honors College. Information on how to donate is below, please follow the instructions provided. For more information on how to give back, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.245.2266.
After clicking on DONATE you are taken immediately to a page on which you enter your first gift. To give to the Honors College, follow these steps:
1. Click the search button and enter Honors College in the box. Search and select Honors College from the drop down menu OR in the "Other Gift Designation" box, type Honors College.
2. Enter the dollar amount of your gift and click on “Add Gift”. Your total gift amount will then appear in a box to the right.
3. Repeat above steps if you would like to donate to more than one cause. After making your last gift, you may proceed to completing the donation process by selecting “Go to Step 2”.
If you have difficulty completing a donation, please contact the Honors College at 512.245.2266 for further assistance.
You can also donate by attending our first ever Chautauqua Banquet!