Join The Best And Brightest
The W.A. Franke Honors College is home to a diverse group of remarkable students who come from all over the world and study across all majors but have one thing in common – a motivation to use their talents to help others.
Be welcomed into a close network of talented honors students who celebrate your unique talents and individuality.
These are students who embrace leadership roles, challenge themselves and those around them, and tackle big problems on their paths to success. You can find them across campus participating in club activities, engaging with peers and taking advantage of all that the university has to offer.
Franke Honors students love the tight-knit community they find with each other on campus. You will enjoy the active and spirited culture the University of Arizona is known for, with even closer connections to your honors faculty and peers.
FRANKE HONORS WILDCATS SAY …
"All of my best friends were people I met through the W. A. Franke Honors College. Honors has allowed me to surround myself with friends that are as driven and passionate about their futures as I am."
“Being in the Franke Honors College has led me to meet many people who are similar to me. This has not only helped me form study groups and a support network, but also has helped me make new friends.”
ViAnn, Chemical Engineering
“The Franke Honors College has offered me a community of caring individuals who are passionate about what they do, and who constantly dream bigger and achieve more than I thought possible. This community inspires me to push myself more in all areas of my life.”
Jenna, Physiology and Neuroscience
DR. CAITLYN HALL AND TEAM AWARDED 2022 CUES SPANNING BOUNDARIES GRANT
W.A. Franke Honors College Assistant Professor of Practice, Dr. Caitlyn Hall, is an environmental engineer with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking and community-focused science. She and her team of faculty and staff from across the University of Arizona were recently awarded the 2022 CUES Spanning Boundaries grant for their project, Community Stories of Sustainability and Resilience: Sonoran Desert and Baja Regions.
DR. CHEREE MEEKS NAMED 2022 AWHE WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Every year, Arizona Women in Higher Education (AWHE) honors one woman who has exhibited exceptional leadership qualities and achievements. This year, that woman is Dr. Cheree Meeks, Assistant Dean of Programs, Diversity and Inclusion at the W.A. Franke Honors College. Dr. Meeks is the first Black woman to receive this award since its inception in 2013.