Mission and Values

University Honors Program Mission and Values


We strive to anchor lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional pursuits for the whole person through enrichment opportunities, campus leadership, innovative thinking, and intellectual engagement.


to nurture and inspire lifelong curiosity and deep thinking in and beyond the Quinnipiac University community

Core Values:

Providing a Foundation…

The honors community provides a lively and thoughtful social and academic foundation on which students grow and develop.

Inspiring in the Day to Day…

The honors experience aims to inspire all community members, and especially students, through a rich, vibrant, and meaningful day-to-day college experience.

Promoting Curiosity…

The program nurtures curiosity and personality through a reflective, yet playful, exploration of what we know and what we do not know, critical thinking, and questions.

Developing an Open Frame Of Mind…

Honors students, faculty, and staff will develop and practice an open frame of mind that welcomes challenging ideas, embraces dialog, and seeks local, national, and global cultures and diversity of all kinds.

Engaging and Leading the Community…

With honors encouragement, students— in conjunction with faculty and staff—will be involved in the design and delivery of academic initiatives and in the development of intellectual questions, service opportunities, and cultural experiences.

This website supports the program’s mission and values through communication that will build community, promote curiosity, and inspirer deep thinking.

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students. Quinnipiac has consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The official webpage for the University Honors Program can be found at: