Message from the Director
Our goal at the LAHP is simple.
We want to help the best students in Liberal Arts prepare themselves to be as successful as they can be.
We go about this in two main ways.
First, we offer a curriculum that is engaging and challenging. The 18 hour Honors minor features courses designed specifically for and restricted to LAHP students, as well as courses drawn from existing offerings in Liberal Arts. You may also accrue hours through internships and study abroad. You get to design your own research project and work closely with a faculty mentor, earning credit towards your degree and your LAHP honors minor. The Honors minor will appear on your transcript, as will the courses you take to fulfill that minor.
Second, we work to prepare students to excel at their next steps, whether that means applying to graduate school or entering a profession. The LAHP lecture series introduces you to leading intellectuals and professionals. You can meet and network with these visitors in small gatherings only available to LAHP members. You are automatically enrolled in the 21st Century Scholars Program, which focuses on developing leadership, communication and professional skills. We also enable you to broaden your horizons and hone your intellectual and professional abilities by helping to fund study abroad opportunities and your travel when you present at academic or leadership conferences.
We do our best to help students make the most of their time here. As an LAHP member, you gain access to our LAHP lounge, a gathering place for you and other members to work or relax. It has computers and printers, comfortable chairs, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and lockers. You also automatically get graduate student borrowing privileges at the UTEP library, meaning longer check-out periods.
We’ve had great success recruiting and helping great Liberal Arts students. The very best faculty in Liberal Arts have offered classes and/or overseen LAHP students’ research projects. We’ve helped fund LAHP students who’ve traveled and studied and presented their work across the country – and around the world. Since 2014, 6 LAHP students have been selected as Top Ten Seniors, including 3 in 2017 alone. LAHP student alumni are in top graduate and law schools around the country.
Please take a look at the rest of the website, and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Director, Liberal Arts Honors Program