Honors Program

IU East Honors Program

Welcome to the IU East Honors Program homepage! We are glad you are interested in our program and invite you to view this short video for an overview! Details about classes and content can be found on the tabs to the left.

The Honors Program is an intellectually enriched curriculum for highly motivated students, allowing them to demonstrate academic excellence through Honors coursework, independent research, creative work, service-learning, and extra-curricular opportunities. The Honors Program creates a personally challenging curriculum as well as a close, mentally stimulating, and engaged community. Its goal is to foster and create students who are:

  • Culturally well-rounded
  • Strong researchers
  • Academic leaders
  • Good citizens in the community and at college.


Get recognized for the hard work you already do, and enjoy these other benefits.

Faculty Ties

While in the program, students work more closely with faculty doing Honors course work. These relationships can help in future endeavors (letters of recommendation, etc.) and last a lifetime!

Curriculum Control

Through H-options and a senior thesis, students can pursue scholarship that is personally meaningful, sculpting the college experience to their own interests and ambitions.

Honors Club

While in the program, students are also members of the Honors Club which coordinates fun, informal, and exciting events for students; though coordinated by campus students, online students are welcome to contribute ideas and attend events as they are able.

Conference Opportunities

Students can attend and even present papers at the Mid-East Honors Association annual conference for unique presentation experience for your resumé.


Honors scholarships recognize the active participation of students already in the program.


Completion of the program is reflected on the student’s transcript, recognition at a special awards ceremony, and at graduation.


Graduation from an Honors Program gives students added advantages to getting into graduate schools and acquiring good jobs.

For questions about the Program or about submitting your application, contact:

Steven Petersheim

Steven Petersheim
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Director, Honors Program, Honors Program Committee
  • 765-973-8504
  • Whitewater Hall 273
  • Faculty Profile

Honors Room

202A Springwood Hall, a place for Honors students to study and congregate.

Honors Events

Honors students are encouraged to become good citizens and leaders within the program and are required to attend at least one Honors event per semester: Honors Week, ceremonies, Chew & Chats, and Honors Club events. We have fun!

Group picture of Meha

Check out more photos and information on Honors Events!