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A Message of Welcome from the Dean of the Hutton Honors College
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination," is a quote attributed to the great Nelson Mandela. It could just as easily be ascribed to Edward L. Hutton after whom the Hutton Honors College (HHC) is named. Mr. Hutton, an IU alumnus, philanthropist, and a great friend to the university, was deeply committed to the development of the mind and moral character of IU students.
The Hutton Honors College strives to advance Messrs. Mandela's and Hutton's worldview. We do so by mounting intentionally-sized courses designed for the inquisitive student who is comfortable crossing intellectual boundaries and challenging old conventions. More than 60 HHC seminars are offered each year along with more than 200 departmental honors courses covering the gamut from chemistry to classical studies, and mathematics to music.
The head and heart develop outside the classroom, too. That's why the Hutton Honors College offers many dozens of extracurricular and enrichment activities each year, including special audiences with distinguished visitors to campus and weekend workshops with our own award-winning faculty.
Each year, hundreds of HHC students choose to live in Honors Residential Communities; fellow honors students are roommates, dining companions, and study buddies.
Many choose to take leadership positions in HHC student organizations whose missions range from mentoring local kids to publishing student-edited serials.
Need a grant to conduct research for a project or thesis or to create a work of art? Plan to study abroad? HHC grants support these and many other projects and initiatives. If your plan involves cultivating a good head and a good heart, the HHC is there to back you.
Indiana University students learn quickly that their most precious resource while at IU is time. This understates the challenge for Hutton Honors College students. Hence, we counsel our students to map out a four-year academic and personal development plan in their very first semester. That doesn't mean students should rigidly adhere to that plan like soldiers on military parade. Indeed, some of the greatest opportunities at IU emerge unexpectedly. But it does mean time is short, and the intellectual and character-building resources of the Hutton Honors College are within closest reach while you're an IU undergraduate.
Cultivation of good heads and good hearts are lifelong endeavors. The HHC wants your college years to be especially successful times for growing intellectually and spiritually.
Welcome to IU and to the Hutton Honors College!