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BEST IN THE NORTHWEST
Ranked in the Top 10 Nationally
Clark Honors College is ranked one of the top 10 public honors colleges in the country by Public University Honors, an entirely independent, third-party review organization.
We recommend their "20 Questions to Ask," which covers key points you should know if you are thinking of enrolling in an honors program at a public university. You can find answers to many of these questions for the Clark Honors College on our 'About' page. You can also visit us and we would be happy to answer all your questions!
A Community of Scholars

Biology majors in architecture classes, computer science majors on archeological digs. Welcome to the Clark Honors College, where we've been breaking the rules and mixing things up for over 50 years. Our small classes bring together the best students from every discipline at the University of Oregon. Led by award-winning faculty, we are a community of insatiably curious, undeniably driven, unique individuals. We don't just try and find the answer to a question—we find new questions. In this cauldron of diverse perspectives we seek the connections, rather than the separations. And we find them, together.

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Diversity is Valued Here

We the students, faculty, and staff of the Clark Honors College are committed to nurturing a diverse community. When we learn from each other, and are exposed to ideas we may not have thought of before, it makes us better citizens, able to engage in thoughtful and critical discussion about our world and our role in it. We do not condone any form of racism, homophobia, misogyny, ableism, xenophobia, or religious prejudice within our community, and will treat each other with kindness, reserving judgment, and recognize that we are greatly enriched by our diversity.

Upcoming Events

Oct24
African Studies Lecture Series - Manuel Rui and...Oct 24
12:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Oct24
Oregon Consulting Group Info SessionOct 24
6:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex
Oct24
Honorable Michael McShane VisitOct 24
7:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Oct26
CHC Faculty Talks Series: Steven ShankmanOct 26
6:00 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall
Oct27
Islam, Feminism, and the Women’s Mosque...Oct 27
9:00 a.m.
Gerlinger Hall
Oct29
Application Deadline: Oregon Consulting GroupOct 29
5:00 p.m.
Nov2
Beauties and Scraps: A Talk by Deidre LynchNov 2
2:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Nov6
Peace Corps Application Workshop Nov 6
12:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall
Nov8
African Studies Lecture Series - Mistreated: the...Nov 8
12:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Nov8
Fall Networking NightNov 8
5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov9
Fall Career Fair Nov 9
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov9
Genius of Study Abroad Info SessionNov 9
6:00 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall
Nov13
International Education Week Returned Peace Corps...Nov 13
6:00 p.m.
HEDCO Education Building
Jan22
African Studies Lecture Series - Daily Traffic...Jan 22
12:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Jan24
George Packer, author of The UnwindingJan 24
7:30 p.m.
Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC)
Jan29
African Studies Lecture Series - Sugar Disease,...Jan 29
12:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Feb7
International Career NightFeb 7
6:00 p.m.
Ford Alumni Ballroom
Feb14
African Studies Lecture Series - Teaching and...Feb 14
12:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Feb14
Internship, Summer Job & Volunteer Fair Feb 14
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Mar8
Tech ConnectMar 8
5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Apr10
Veteran's Pre-Fair Career WorkshopApr 10
10:00 a.m.
EMU Lease Crutcher Lewis Room
Apr17
African Studies Lecture Series - Daily Traffic...Apr 17
12:00 p.m.
Knight Library
Apr17
Spring Networking NightApr 17
5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Apr18
Spring Career Fair Apr 18
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

 

What Our Recent Graduates Are Saying
Virany Men
"Our student body is comprised of individuals from diverse majors, interests and specialties, and we all have something to learn from one another. The social and academic facets of our college thrive upon our strong sense of community." Virany Men, BS '16
Discussing Literature in Prison
Each term, the Inside Out class brings 12 CHC students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers behind prison walls. Inside Out creates a paradigm shift for participants, and deepens the conversation. It transforms our collective approaches to understanding crime, justice, freedom, and inequality.

Students Teaching Students
Every new honors college student enrolls in a Clark Honors Introductory Program (CHIP) course their first term. The courses are led by returning students with the support of a faculty mentor. But who leads the leaders? Two CHC students co-direct the CHIP program, providing training, communication, and ongoing support to our 16 CHIP student leaders.
CHIP Co-Directors Mary Vertulfo and Kendra Seibert
What Our Recent Graduates Are Saying
"The curriculum is challenging and engaging, the teachers are brilliant and encouraging, and discussion is always exciting—and on more than one occasion has continued out the classroom door and on the walk home." Sam Selbie, BS '16
Excellence in Public Education

At the Clark Honors College we are proud to provide an excellent public university education to the best and brightest young minds from Oregon, and across the country.

Our alumni, donors, and friends of the college are invaluable in helping us make an honors education a reality. Learn more about how you can help us educate the next generation of high achieving students.

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