Fatima Chavez

Honors College

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

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Paths to Success

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

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Chad Jamrock

The Honors College has given me an incredible opportunity to be more involved in the community and has allowed me to go to a bunch of great places.

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

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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.


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Honors Benefits

Student Resources

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

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In the Classroom

Honors Curriculum

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

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Who We Are

About Honors

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

News and Announcements

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PNW’s Honors College has largest, most diverse cohort yet

The Honors College offers enriched academic and research opportunities, leadership engagement, and community service to high-performing students seeking a PNW undergraduate education.

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Honors College News – August 2022

Read this month’s edition of Honors College News for a welcome from Dean Swarts, tips and tricks, and to meet our student advisory board and peer mentors!

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Purdue Northwest distinguished as diverse metropolitan university

PNW is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning environment for its campus community that values students and employees from multiple backgrounds who contribute to a vibrant metropolitan university.

Upcoming Events

Nov 26

Thanksgiving Break (Campus Closed)

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no classes and PNW’s campuses will be closed from Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26.

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Congratulations to the summer and fall graduates!

Dec 23

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2 for winter recess.

Jan 01

Spring 2023 Classes Begin

Spring 2023 classes will begin on Monday, January 9.