Mission, Values and Vision


The mission of the Honors College is to provide a transformative undergraduate education by

  • providing cutting-edge academic and co-curricular opportunities;
  • mentoring and inspiring students to excel and flourish through advanced research, community engagement, international study, and cultural literacy;
  • providing the tools to develop a coherent worldview through higher-order reasoning, intellectual curiosity, and ethical judgment; and
  • fostering integrity, responsibility, and civility in tomorrow’s leaders.


The key values that we believe should underlie everything we do, and be communicated to and encouraged in students include:

  • Excellence
  • Scholarship
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Engaged Citizenship
  • Leadership


The Honors College at FIU will strive to become the premier honors institution in the country, recognized for innovative pedagogy, outstanding undergraduate research, commitment to the arts, and a strong international focus.  A dynamic laboratory of transformative teaching and learning, the College will emphasize intellectual curiosity; community engagement; and multi-disciplinary analysis and problem-solving.  The College will be a vibrant, expanding, enthusiastic and engaged community of scholars, potentially housed and trained in a state-of-the-art building.  Honors students will be mentored to be tomorrow’s leaders through an emphasis on integrity, the love of learning, global citizenship, and excellence in all endeavors.