The mission of Minnesota State Mankato's Honors Program challenges motivated students to take their college experience to the next level. This selective program develops the ability to solve problems, to tackle tough jobs, and to engage in difficult discussions. It cultivates the desire to seek new knowledge and to explore new places. The three main focuses of honors are leadership, research, and global citizenship.

I decided to participate in the honors program in order to achieve my goals I set for myself to achieve throughout my college career. I have always been attracted to a challenge and the honors program seemed to offer that. Through participation in the honors program, I have definitely been challenged from participating in undergraduate research to studying abroad in Austria. Being pushed outside of my comfort zone has been both exciting and intimidating. However, throughout the experiences in the honors program, I have grown to know myself better. I am thankful I decided to participate in the honors program and how it has assisted me in achieving my goals and accomplishments.