Are you ready for a challenge?
As a member of our selective Ithaca College honors program,
you’ll feed your curiosity and expand your perspectives in an
intellectual community of students from every school at IC.
You’ll have access to unique coursework, travel
opportunities, and learning experiences with faculty and peers who
never stop asking questions. After exploring these pages check out
the IC Honors
Blog for the day-to-day buzz of the program.
Explore the tabs below to learn more about the program
features and requirements:
The honors residential learning experience, begun in 1999,
provides a unique space for the development of a true honors
community. It offers many opportunities for enjoyment and
enrichment and is the perfect option for honors students who wish
to live in a program-specific residential hall. Stated goals of the
honors residential learning community (RLC) are:
- to develop a strong sense of community among students
participating in the honors housing program;
- to offer an environment conducive to a free exchange of ideas
as well as opportunities for discussion that integrate topics from
- to provide additional out-of-class opportunities for students
to interact with honors faculty members;
- to provide a community living experience that is supportive of
students’ academic success and interests; and
- to promote honors students’ academic leadership.
The Honors RLC is housed in Lyon Hall and has a larger kitchen
than other dorms as well as a small computer lab. First-year
students, along with some returning honors students, live together
on the honors floor, where they have the advantage of meeting and
interacting with veteran honors students who are familiar with the
College and who can welcome them into the larger honors community.
Special honors programming is also available to students in the
Honors RLC. First-year students who live in the Honors RLC also
benefit from First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE)
Learn more about
Residential Life at Ithaca College.