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About Us

Since 1967, Honors has provided an established community for students from all majors who are looking for a challenge. The program was initially founded as the University Honors Program and was renamed the Mitte Honors Program in honor of an endowment. The program went by this name from 2004 to 2008.  In Fall 2011, the program was renamed the Honors College.  This recognized the growth in numbers of students and programming and the central role that Honors plays at Texas State.  Students who join the Honors College take small, seminar-type classes where they discuss ideas and raise questions stimulated by readings, field trips and presentations. Faculty members view their honors courses as laboratories to experiment with research and teaching whether their area is physics, mathematics, business, the humanities, poetry or the arts. The aim of the college is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry, curiosity, creativity and a lifelong love of learning.

The Honors College is located in the historic Lampasas building next to Old Main.  Built in 1921 as the manual arts building, Lampasas Hall formerly housed the Department of Art and Design.  Maps of campus are found on the Texas State website.

The space the Honors College occupies in Lampasas includes classrooms, a computer lab, offices, and the Honors Coffee Forum. The Honors Forum is also home to the Gallery of the Common Experience, which is a changing art exhibit curated under the direction of Billi London-Gray and student gallery curator, Zoha Shafiq.

Hours of operation:

Fall & Spring semesters: Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer sessions: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on our facilities, click here.

If you would like to talk to an Honors College advisor, please make an appointment through email: honors@txstate.edu.