Mission statement

The TAMIU Honors Program and Undergraduate Research seeks to provide TAMIU's best and brightest students with the opportunity to thrive and challenge themselves to their fullest potential. Honors students will work closely with their major's faculty mentor in research projects, conference presentations, leadership development, and community engagement. 

Benefits of an honor student

  • Priority registration 
  • Enhanced prestige
  • Personalized advising
  • Professional collaboration with faculty
  • Opportunities for travel to conferences
  • Increased research skills
  • Interdisciplinary engagement
  • Scholarships and grants opportunities
  • Honors societies memberships
  • Special access to enriching experiences
  • Innovative community involvement
The Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) is the regional conference to which the UHP belongs and is affiliated with the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Each spring the GPHC holds a student-focused conference at a university within the council. Honors students will have the chance to apply for a paid trip to the GPHC to present either a research paper or poster.
For more information, contact honors@tamiu.edu or call 956.326.2133.

Barbara Hong, Ph.D.
Dean of University College
Professor of Special Education
KLM 416B

Stephen Duffy, Ph.D. 
Associate Provost
KLM 332A

Ms. Juliana Medrano
Administrative Associate
KLM 415B


University Honors Program
5201 University Boulevard
Killam Library 415
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2133
Fax: 956.326.3129