University of Iowa
The Honors Program is housed in the Blank Honors Center (BHC). The first two floors are dedicated to classrooms. The 3rd floor is a student center with space for studying and relaxing, which is staffed by a group of 15 students who organize events for Honors students. The 4th floor houses professional staff offices where students are welcome to stop by during business hours. The Blank Honors Center also houses the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). ICRU is dedicated to helping all undergraduate students become involved in research by providing funding, travel grants, workshops, and outreach. Honors students are highly involved in both Honors and non-Honors organizations. Associated Iowa Honors Students is an Honors student group which holds both social and educational events for Honors students. We have three Honors Living-Learning Communities, each with their own flavor and style of housing. Daum Hall is connected to the BHC via skywalk and is primarily for first-year students. A natural science research community is located nearby for honors students who want to get involved in research early in their academic career. After their first year, students can live in Honors Centerstone which provides apartment-style living one block from the BHC.