At the root of human communication is the idea of community. And in the honors program, you’ll connect with an engaged and intellectually curious community to learn, grow and explore all that our world-class college of communication has to offer. 

In the classroom, you’ll not only study the nature of communication and community, you’ll meet other curious and engaged students like you.  You’ll also have opportunities to learn, network and serve outside the classroom via special lectures, social events, service projects, community partners and the Moody College Honors Student Council. 

The Moody College Honors Program affords me the opportunity to connect with some of the brightest students in my field. It has been a pleasure to interact with other students through the program's various special topic courses and community socials.

Justin Lee, Honors Student Council President

Community News and Events

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Moody Honors Student Awards Announced

Every spring, honors program students are recognized for their scholarly and community contributions. Read more about this year's outstanding student winners.

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Host of NPR podcast “Pop Culture Happy Hour” shares wisdom —and hot takes — with Moody Honors students

Aisha Harris is a critic and host of the popular NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour and author of Wannabe: Reckonings With the Pop Culture That Shapes Me, a summer reading list pick for the New York Times, USA Today and others. Her analysis of pop culture probes film, television, music and politics through a nuanced personal lens.


A Recap of Program Highlights and Student Awards

As end-of-year awards and achievements loom, this recap from Spring 2023 showcases the range and quality of capstone work and academic achievement in our program.


Capstone Poster Session Showcases Multidisciplinary Interests and Creativity

This year, the Moody College Honors Program will host its third-annual capstone symposium as part of UT's Research Week. Take a look back at our first ever poster session for a sneak peek of what's to come.

Honors Student Council 2023-24

All honors students are members of the honors student council, and any current member can run for an officer position. The council is dedicated to building connection and community among honors students, and to representing student concerns to program leadership.


Justin Lee



Molly McIlhinney

Vice President


Aliya Carr

Co-Social Director


Sara Kate Richard

Service Director


Katie Parker

Communication Director


Luna Reichert

Social Director