Welcome from the Dean

Karen Kornweibel
At Keeping Sights Upward Journey Honors College, we offer programs for highly talented and motivated students who want access to robust, transformative experiences during their undergraduate career.

Our programs challenge students, entice their curiosity, and help them build knowledge, peer and professional networks, and important skills and competencies which will lead to their long-term individual success and ability to impact others.

  • Exciting honors curricula emphasizing experiential learning
  • Excellent faculty and small, seminar-style honors courses
  • Specialized honors advising
  • Honors co-curricular events to broaden connections and inspire the life of the mind
  • Honors study abroad and study away opportunities
  • Honors student leadership options
  • A variety of honors capstone experiences
  • Mentoring in applying for National and International Scholarships and Fellowships.

KSU Journey Honors College offers both cohort programs and honors designations. We serve students in all undergraduate majors and have pathways for students who are just starting college, transferring from another institution, or already pursuing their studies at KSU.

KSU Journey Honors College exists to support excellence in undergraduate education at Kennesaw State University. It is our mission to collaborate across the university and with community partners to provide opportunities for students. We are privileged to be part of existing partnerships and to steward a substantial endowment. Because of this, for the 2022-2023 academic year, over $657,000 in need- and merit-based scholarships have been awarded to KSU Journey Honors Scholars.

To prospective honors scholars, please consider this your invitation to find your honors. We can’t wait to see what you will do with the opportunities we provide.

To our colleagues at Kennesaw State University and to members of the larger community, feel free to contact me if you would like to join our efforts to transform the lives of students and empower them to make a positive impact on our community, nation, and the wider world. You, too, can find your honors by supporting these students and programs.

Dr. Karen Kornweibel
Dean, KSU Journey Honors College

We invite you to apply

Foundations of Honors Learning:

 Foundations of Honors Learning at KSU Journey Honors College are: 

  • Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism
  • Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Appreciation of Diverse Viewpoints
  • Information Fluency
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Effective Communication

Mission and Vision

KSU students

Our Vision:

KSU Journey Honors College is to be a nationally recognized leader in attracting and retaining highly talented, motivated students and educators by providing excellent programs and experiences that allow both students and educators to expand their intellectual curiosity, excel in their academic achievements, and develop a culture of service, leadership and global awareness.

Our Mission:

The Mission of KSU Journey Honors College is to recruit and retain diverse, highly motivated, and academically talented students, offering them opportunities to participate in intellectual challenges; enhanced academic experiences; and community engagement, leadership and global activities to support their development as individuals and contributing members of their various communities.


KSU Journey Honors College Outcomes:

 Provide academically talented students with unique and diverse Honors experiences in addition to their regular program of study. 

Support faculty who participate in teaching and mentoring Honors students. 
Provide a variety of scholarships for Honors students.

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