University-wide Initiatives

Learn more about programs that make an impact across all areas of UC and UC Health. Select an area below to learn more about funding priorities and how you can make a difference in the areas you value most.

UC Alumni Association

Annual Giving

UC Bearcats Pantry

Diversity Initiatives

Henry R. Winkler Center

Gen-1 House

Institute for Policy Research

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

UC Parents Campaign


A Salute to Service Program

Science Programs

Student Life

UCATS - UC Athletics Team Support

University Honors Program

UC International

UC Libraries

Provost Programs

University Honors Program

Passionate People, Powerful Dreams

The University Honors Program (UHP) provides an academically challenging environment where students have the freedom to explore their interests and the support to achieve their goals. Passionate faculty and peers inspire students to learn more, do more, and be more.

Focused strategically within the goals of UC|21, the University’s visionary academic plan, the UHP promotes real-world learning, scientific and technological innovation (advancement), and creativity in the arts, design and the humanities. Students are empowered to be leaders and innovators within their respective local and global communities.

With an enrollment of 1500 students, University Honors is the only program at UC comprised of a highly selective student body from all undergraduate disciplines and colleges. Students are encouraged to work and learn together through honors seminars and experiential learning projects focused in one or more of these thematic areas:

  • Community engagement
  • Global studies
  • Leadership
  • Research and creative arts

University Honors students excel in a wide array of activities on campus and in the community, winning numerous awards and recognition for their accomplishments. UHP students traditionally win a large majority of each year’s prestigious Presidential Leadership Medals of Excellence, with similar success rates for the Mr. Bearcat and C-Ring awards. In addition, the University’s Homecoming Queen and King are most often University Honors students.

Click here for more information on the University Honors Program.

Your support will help us achieve our goal of being one of the premier and most innovative honors programs in the country.