The University Honors Program (UHP) is the oldest and largest honors program at UNC Charlotte, welcoming students from any major. As the only interdisciplinary honors program at UNC Charlotte, UHP encourages a diversity of ideas and thoughts from its membership and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems both academically and within the community.

Mission Statement

The University Honors Program aims to provide an enriched, interdisciplinary experience to motivated high-achieving students at UNC Charlotte. The program centers around a supportive community emphasizing scholarship, leadership, and community engagement on campus, in the greater Charlotte region, and beyond. Unique courses stress collaborative and reflective practices with the goal of broadening perspectives and promoting open discussion as local and global issues are considered. The program seeks to inspire students to be intellectually curious, creative problem solvers, and envoys of diverse and inclusive thinking in and outside of the classroom. With a strong emphasis on the development of scholar citizenship, members are prepared to achieve postgraduate long-term goals and become change-agents in their communities.

Diversity Statement

UHP is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for all of our students and, as a program, we embrace the University’s diversity statement, provided below. There are many resources available on campus that work to provide support and opportunities to our diverse student population, to learn more about some of these programs you can visit our Campus Resources page.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. In keeping with this commitment, UNC Charlotte actively seeks to promote diversity in its educational environment through its recruitment, enrollment, and hiring practices.