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By the Numbers

100% Experiential Education Participation

91.7% Employment or Graduate/Professional School

78.7% In-State Residency

Mission in Action

Explore Your Purpose

Honors advisors and the Center for Personal Development counselors partner with students in their exploration of purpose to cultivate self-awareness, well-being, and career readiness.

Develop Intellectually

Honors at Kentucky has a long and proud history, dating back to 1958, and thousands of students have passed through our program, exploring themselves and the boundaries of thought with outstanding faculty.

Lead With Integrity

Providing leadership development opportunities enables students to fulfill their experiential credit while bolstering lifelong skills to apply as a graduate student or employee.

Participating in Honors throughout my undergraduate career has helped me maintain a holistic education. I am interested in science and medicine in my career and having Honors classes that address the role of the humanities in these fields has really broadened my perspective.

Kayli Bolton '23
Kayli Bolton '23
Gates Cambridge Scholar
Kayli Bolton '23

News and Events

Alumni Mentoring Program helps Lewis Honors students cultivate career readiness, well-being

Unique to the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College is the Center for Personal Development (CPD) which aims to help students cultivate self-awareness, well-being, and career readiness. Among the various CPD offerings is the Alumni Mentoring Program, which started in 2020.

Call for Submissions: UK’s undergraduate peer, expert-reviewed research journal

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions for the spring issue of  Aperture, a new open-access, interdisciplinary student journal.

Big Blue Slam blood drives on UK campus Jan. 22-26

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) will be at the Gatton Student Center Ballroom A 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 22-26; at William T. Young Library from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22; and at Lewis Honors from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

Honor the Balance: Self-Defense Workshop


Lewis Scholars Lounge

420 Hilltop Ave, Lexington, KY

Trivia Night


Lewis Scholars Lounge

420 Hilltop Ave, Lexington, KY

Honor the Balance: Mindful Tea


Relaxation Room

420 Hilltop Avenue

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