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A Message of Welcome from the Dean of the Hutton Honors College
Welcome to the land of curiosity without borders. The Hutton Honors College connects many of the top researchers, artists, and teachers at Indiana University with dynamic young students. The mixture is vibrant. Many of our courses, along with our diverse events, have inspired students to move in new and exciting directions. If you are curious and want to excel, you have found your home.
The Hutton Honors College is a place where things happen and new doors are opened. Opportunities such as visiting a dance studio, working in a lab, or obtaining an airplane ticket to an international site of interest are only a conversation away. International experience was especially dear 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, served in WW II. He helped build up the destroyed economy in Germany after the war and often expressed his appreciation of experiences obtained by being immersed in another culture. He stressed that his experience helped shape his mind set as well as his character. We are honoring his legacy by looking at geographical, intellectual, artistic, and social places that develop the mind and moral character of the IU student.
To be sure, true development comes in the form of challenges, whether the challenge is to live in a different culture with different customs or to solve a demanding task that requires knowledge from many academic fields. For this purpose, we offer more than 60 exclusive HHC seminars each year as well as more than 200 departmental courses ranging from business to classical studies and mathematics to cognitive science.
Curiosity, inspiration, experience, and challenge are not limited to the classroom, but impact daily life. Therefore, the Hutton Honors College offers dozens of extracurricular and enrichment activities each semester. Our programs include special audiences with distinguished visitors and weekend workshops with our award-winning faculty.
Each year, hundreds of HHC students choose to live in Honors Residential Communities, where they build relationships as roommates, dining companions, and study partners. Many of our students choose to take leadership positions in HHC organizations, where students are enabled to mentor local kids or to publish student edited journals.
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. We are here to support you on the path you choose.
Indiana University students learn quickly that their most precious resource while at IU is time. Because of the many opportunities offered at IU we begin counseling our students from day 1. Our advisors help students map out an academic and personal development plan that is regularly revisited as new opportunities arise.
Please come and talk to us if you have questions, concerns, and ideas. The HHC is here for you. Our doors are open to you. Don't miss the opportunity to make it your home and be a part of the HHC legacy.
Welcome to IU and to the Hutton Honors College!