An Innovative Approach to Your Honors Education


The mission of the Davidson Honors College is to attract the best students from around our state, country, and world to the University of Montana. We develop engaged global citizens and professionals who excel in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement. We also serve as a hub of intellectual, service, and social activity for students, staff, and faculty across the University of Montana campus.


Our vision is to be a national model for honors public higher education. We are committed to being an inclusive community grounded in our passion for access, academic innovation, career development, and experiential learning.


The students, staff, and faculty of the Davidson Honors College value:

  • Demonstrated initiative, intellectual risk-taking, and a desire to  learn  from  diverse perspectives.
  • Hands-on, collaborative, cross-disciplinary learning, research, and creative scholarship as effective methods for expanding our ways of knowing and our understanding of the world.
  • Fostering connections with partners on campus, in Missoula, and beyond.
  • Creating opportunity – listening for possibility, seeking solutions, and gathering information to make informed decisions.

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