Vision, Mission, and Values

Honors Scholars and Honors Faculty uphold the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Fort Lewis College. In addition, the mentored learning plan crafted for each Honors Scholar is guided by best practices published by the National Council of Honors Colleges (NCHC).

Our Vision

The John F. Reed Honors Program strives to be the most caring, rigorous honors program for high-ability, high-achieving students in a public liberal arts college in the western United States.

Our Mission

From matriculation to graduation, we mentor Honors Scholars to become reflective, collaborative, innovative, compassionate doers of good — thoughtful persons engaged and undeterred by difficulties and risks in their pursuit of making the world a better place for all.

Our Core Values

  • Careful
  • Conversational
  • Connectional
  • Collaborative
  • Critical
  • Creative
  • Communal

Our Peer Community

Fort Lewis College is a founding member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). The college embraces the mission, values, and best practices governing the 125 institutional members of NCHC. See the following for NCHC information on Honors Education and Honors Programs.

And there is more . . .

The John F. Reed Honors Program requires peer collaboration and mentoring by Honors Faculty. Students should commit early. Shaping young scholars into goodness and happiness and intellectual maturity happens over time -- not though a single class or in a single term.

To learn more about our mentoring, consider us.  

If you are ready to begin your journey toward becoming an Honors Scholar, apply here!