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Hofstra University Honors College

Mission, Values, and Vision

Mission Statement

Honors College enriches the education of exceptional students at Hofstra inside the classroom and beyond. We promote intellectual engagement, creativity, conversation, leadership, civic responsibility and global reach. In short, we serve and challenge HUHC students in ways that radiate throughout the entire Hofstra community and beyond.

Values Statement

HUHC values curiosity, independence of thought and close collaboration among students, faculty and administrators. We prize inquiry, scholarship, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge in all its forms.  We support extraordinary artistic achievement, as well as creativity within the professions.  In sum, HUHC values all forms of engagement that enrich human experience in ways that are both sustainable and respectful of the social and physical environments on which we depend.

Vision Statement

“Academic excellence guides everything that the University undertakes.” – Hofstra Mission

The University’s pursuit of academic excellence is the raison d’être for the Hofstra University Honors College (HUHC).  HUHC enlarges the University’s ability to recruit, serve and retain students of the highest caliber.  It provides a hub for pedagogical innovation, faculty development, and community engagement. In service to students, faculty and administrators from all of Hofstra’s schools and colleges, HUHC forms partnerships that enrich and extend student learning and achievement. 


HUHC Medal