Campus Honors Program

Students admitted to the Campus Honors Program are known as Chancellor's Scholars. The CHP offers special challenges and opportunities to a small number of talented and highly motivated undergraduate students from all University of Illinois colleges.

This Program fosters collaborative relationships between students and distinguished faculty through small intensive classes, mentoring, and co-curricular events.

Highlights of the year include the Scholar Adventurers Series of informal noon-time and late-afternoon conversations with faculty, student, and guest presenters; the annual Honors Convocation, which features a visit from an important writer; the Krannert Dress Rehearsal Series, providing special access to productions at one of the nation's premier educational and professional performing arts complexes; and extra-curricular activities initiated and promoted by the Honors Student Council.

Only about 125 new students can be admitted to the CHP each year as first-year students. Others may apply on an off-cycle basis after November 1 of their freshman year, to join the Program at the beginning of sophomore year.

CHP courses and activities provide intellectual adventure, and strong connection to the resources and possibilities of this great campus. The CHP's five required courses are not an alternative curriculum.

The Program does not supplant or conflict with college and departmental honors programs. Many of our courses fulfill campus General Education requirements, and requirements in those honors programs. Completion of the Program is recognized on the UIUC transcript, and at graduation ceremonies.

Admission to the Campus Honors Program

The small entering class of Chancellor's Scholars is selected from prospective freshmen who complete the Illinois application form for undergraduate admission.

Acceptance is based on exceptional academic achievement, and on evidence of creativity, leadership, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to be an active member of this community. We admit students from all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign colleges, who are strongly motivated not only to excel, but also to make a difference — at Illinois, and in life after graduation.

Continuing and Graduating as a Chancellor?s Scholar

To remain in good standing in the Program, students must maintain a strong grade-point average, successfully complete a total of five CHP-sponsored courses, participate in a specified number of CHP co-curricular events and activities, and conduct themselves with the civility and good-will befitting a campus leader.

For more information about specific requirements and opportunities in the Campus Honors Program, see the FAQ pages on the CHP Web site.