Our Mission


The UMKC Honors Program promotes the University’s commitment to academic excellence. The Honors Program:

  • offers an enriched program of honors education for outstanding students of all majors;
  • fosters intellectual and civic values: inquiry, discovery, knowledge and imagination, as well as community service, social justice and ethical leadership;
  • offers support for instructional innovation and provides the best possible teaching and learning environment for faculty and students.


The UMKC Honors Program aspires to become a program of national distinction, recognized as one of the most innovative, engaged, diverse and inclusive honors programs in the United States.