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Welcome to the Western Regional Honors Council

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California State University, Fullerton, WHRC 2007 Conference Host

California State University, Fullerton

Northern Arizona University, WHRC 2008, 2013 Conference Host

Northern Arizona University

Washington State University,WHRC 2009 Conference Host

Washington State University

University of Wyoming, WHRC 2010 Conference Host

University of Wyoming

University Of Utah, WHRC 2011 Conference Host

University Of Utah

University of New Mexico,WHRC 2012 Conference Host

University of New Mexico

Metropolitan State University of Denver, WHRC 2014 Conference Host

Metropolitan State University of Denver

University of Nevada, Reno, WHRC 2015 Conference Host

University of Nevada, Reno
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The Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) is a professional organization of faculty, administrators, and students dedicated to the promotion and advancement of undergraduate honors education. The WRHC represents honors programs in universities and colleges across the Western Region through an annual conference, through regular newsletters and email communication, and through two business meetings, one held in the spring at the annual conference and one held at the NCHC annual conference.

Through sharing information about honors programs and best honors practices region-wide, the WRHC hopes to create an intellectual, programmatic, and administrative network of resources aimed at helping the region's honors programs grow and thrive.

To become a member, please contact the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer (see the Officers link in the sidebar). The annual dues are $75 per institution.

Current News:

WRHC Conference - 2015

"Prospecting for Knowledge"
42nd Annual Western Regional Honors Conference
University of Nevada, Reno, April 10-12, 2015

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Scribendi, the WRHC-sponsored Honors student publication, which is housed at and also supported by the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), has won the prestigious Associated Collegiate Press' Pacemaker award. Please read more about this award, -click here

2014 Grand Canyon Semester

Northern Arizona is pleased to announce the 2014 Grand Canyon Semester, sponsored by the NCHC. Please distribute this announcement and flier widely and encourage your students to attend. Thank you!

GCS Announcement, click for pdf

GCS Flier, click for pdf