Message from the Deans

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Dear Honors Students, Prospective Students, Parents & Friends,

Welcome to Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. We are a living and learning community of bright scholars, caring advisers and enthusiastic professors. We represent a powerful and unique combination of the special care and attention an honors student should expect in academics and advising from an excellent residential liberal arts college with the vast program choice and research mentoring resources of a vibrant Research I university. From the President of the University to the caretakers of our honors campus, there is unwavering support of our purpose: to promote and enable the very best education possible for intellectually-engaged students from Arizona, from America and from the world.

You can read elsewhere at this site about the exciting student programs and global initiatives we are sponsoring, and about the excellence of our honors students, both incoming (record-breaking numbers of National Merit, National Hispanic and Flinn Scholars) and outgoing (nationally-ranked numbers of Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Udall and Marshall graduate fellowships). Please accept our invitation to join, and take part in, our special community and its intellectual and extracurricular events. We all look forward to meeting you!


Mark Jacobs
Vice Provost and Dean

Kristen Hermann
Vice Dean