UVMThe Patrick Leahy Honors College offers talented and committed students the intellectual opportunity of a lifetime. A residential college enrolling some of the most capable students from the full spectrum of academic programs at the University of Vermont, the Honors College provides students a rigorous, multi-disciplinary academic challenge that complements and enriches the entire undergraduate experience.

The  Leahy Honors College is a part of a network of academic departments and student support services. Students, whether you are studying on campus or at home, access opportunities in the Honors College, and explore your UVM resources.


Our mission

We are a dynamic college that embeds the liberal arts in a culture of research and scholarly inquiry, serving all undergraduate students at UVM who seek opportunities to excel in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement.  


We strive to create a vibrant community rooted in inclusive values, where students are empowered through experiential learning and grow into courageous thinkers and compassionate leaders. 

In the Patrick Leahy Honors College, we value:

  • Inquiry driven by curiosity, intellectual risk-taking, and engagement with the problems of our time. 
  • Intellectual growth and the creation of knowledge.  
  • A diverse and inclusive community experience, grounded in empathy, that combines academic exploration with wellbeing and belonging. 
  • Independent and critical thinking within a culture of integrity, accountability, and courageous leadership. 
  • Compassionate service to our community and to our world. 

These Green Mountains

An Honors College Welcome, from Michael Lawler '17


contact us

The Patrick Leahy Honors College
50 University Heights North
Burlington, Vt 05405
(802) 656-9100