Honors Mission Statement

The Institute Honors Program exists primarily to enrich the academic experience of VMI's outstanding students through activities that encourage an affinity for intellectual inquiry and develop the capacity for sophisticated engagement of issues and problems, whether ethical, civic, or professional.  In all of its elements, the program stresses peer leadership, strong oral and written communication skills, and the highest standards of academic integrity and excellence.

The Institute Honors Program is intended to recognize a broader range of achievement than honors earned in any particular major.  Attainment of Institute Honors should be viewed as the highest academic achievement at VMI.