Points of Pride

The Capital Scholars Honors Program offers many great advantages for its students. Among them are:

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  • A smaller campus guarantees that each student is a person, not a number
  • Faculty instructors are well-recognized in their fields
  • Small classes encourage lively exchange with classmates and faculty
  • Students can interact with faculty on a casual, first-name basis
  • Students live, study, work and play together in a living-learning community – the Lincoln Residence Hall
  • Many develop close relationships that may last a lifetime
  • Students proudly demonstrate diverse interests, cultures, and background


  • Unique courses provide an alternative to the traditional liberal arts educationCSHP Summer Orientation '14
  • Students can choose from a wide variety of majors and minors
  • Honors-level work is an advantage when seeking employment or applying to graduate programs
  • Each major offers great facilities specific to the department
  • A wide selection of minors helps students personalize their degrees



  • On-campus organizations look good on a resume and help students make friends and have funCAP Scavenger Hunt '14
  • Students can intern with state and other local organizations
  • Students have opportunities to get involved with community and political action
  • Study Abroad programs open doors to exciting opportunities in foreign countries
  • Movies, performances, festivals, events—there is always something to do at UIS!