The first two years in the Honors Program allow students to explore various academic disciplines and to create connections within an intellectual community of peers, faculty, and local leaders. Every first-year student must take at least one Introductory Honors seminar; as an added benefit, these courses also meet USU’s General Education Breadth requirements. The Honors seminars investigate big questions about cultural, socio-economic, scientific, and technological issues facing our global community and thus introduce students to shared concerns across academic disciplines. In addition to their coursework, Honors students participate in at least three co-curricular events each year. Sponsored by colleges, departments, and the Honors Program, these academically oriented events all extend learning beyond the classroom and create a sense of campus community for students. The Honors Program deepens this experience by offering regular special opportunities for students to meet and converse with faculty, visiting scholars, and performers on campus.