Circle of Excellence

Circle of Excellence group photo

A Selective Distinction

The University of Cincinnati’s Circle of Excellence program will provide an inimitable university honors experience centered upon service. Our unique service-oriented leadership development program promises to cultivate well-rounded business professionals with strong character who are grounded in ethical principles, an appreciation of diversity and inclusion, and desire to improve their communities.

  • Community
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Character
  • Leadership
  • Ethics


What are the advantages of being in the Circle of Excellence?

  • Access to honors sections of courses (core courses, specialty courses such as studios)
  • Priority registration
  • Eligibility for special study abroad grants
  • Specialized Lindner Career Services events for high-achievers (e.g., Rising Star Program)
  • Distinction valued by potential employers (for resume and on transcript)

A note on housing: please note that Circle of Excellence students do not receive honors housing privileges. However, university housing does provide an opportunity for students to live on a themed floor – allowing students to live on all business major floors consisting primarily of freshman and sophomore business students.