PNW Honors College students pose in front of a sculpture on the Westville campus

Honors College

From academic excellence to social responsibility, the Honors College cultivates the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

Paths to Success

Learn more about the benefits of being a part of Honors College.

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Aneria Patel is pictured.

Honors Spotlight

The Honors College is excited to announce that Aneri Patel has been selected president of the Honors College Student Advisory Board for the 2021-22 academic year.

Read The Announcement

I have friends in biology, nursing, English—people I wouldn’t have known at all if I weren’t in the Honors College.

Aneria Patel is pictured.

The Honors College is an amazing community with students from various majors and backgrounds! With opportunities such as student research to social and volunteering events, there are always new and exciting experiences to have and great people to meet!

Aneri Patel,
Honors College

PNW student Courtney Blackwell

I chose PNW because of the challenging academics. It’s also close to home, the environment is welcoming, and they’re part of NCAA Division II Athletics.

Emma Rose is pictured.

The community you get to be a part of when joining the Honors College was and still is definitely the biggest benefit to me. The friendships and connections I formed through the Honors College shaped my entire college experience.


Honors Benefits

Student Resources

From peer mentoring to research opportunities, see how Honors College prepares you to excel.

In the Classroom

Honors Curriculum

Our learner-centered courses emphasize critical thinking and conceptual, discussion-based learning.

Who We Are

About Honors

Meet the faculty and staff who will work with you to create an experience that meets your needs.

Honors College graduates are pictured.

Honors College Spring '21 Graduates. Pictured left to right: Munkhdul Munkhbaatar and Viviana Plaza

Honors College graduates are pictured.

Honors College Spring '21 Graduates. Pictured left to right: Justin Walter, Dylan Henson, Sydney Valiska, Libby Huston

Honors College graduates are pictured.

Graduate Reception Celebration. Pictured left to right: Davina Jackson, Kayla Vasilko, Regan Sink, Annabelle Engel

News and Announcements

Allison Vickers is pictured.

PNW Faculty and Staff Earn ACUE Certifications

Effective teaching practices begin with strong training, a theme more than 100 PNW faculty and staff members have found after earning Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) certifications.

Debbie Bachmann is pictured.

Honors College’s Debbie Bachmann Honored with a LEAP Indiana COVID Character Honors Award

Debbie Bachmann, the administrator of student programming and leadership in PNW’s Honors College, has been awarded a LEAP Indiana COVID Character Honors award.

Students walking in commencement 2021.

Purdue Northwest Graduates Urged to Leverage Their “License to Learn”

Purdue University Northwest graduates have earned a “license to learn” that they should leverage wisely and with integrity as they embark on their careers, keynote speaker Stewart McMillan stated during two commencement ceremonies.

Upcoming Events

Oct 22

Spring 2022 Priority Registration: Juniors

Get ready to register for Spring 2022! Priority registration begins Monday, October 18 for graduate students, undergraduate seniors, Honors College students, veterans and student athletes.

Oct 22

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Expo

The Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo is a career fair for students and alumni of Purdue University that are seeking full-time employment and internships across all industries and academic majors. 

Nov 12

Last Day to Drop a Fall 2021 Class

The last day to drop a course for Fall 2021 is Friday, November 12 by 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor before dropping or withdrawing.

Nov 24

Thanksgiving Break

There are no classes due to the Thanksgiving holiday but campuses are open.