In 1986, the University of Pittsburgh established an honors college to meet the special academic and co-curricular needs of students who sought to elevate their undergraduate experiences. Now, as the David C. Frederick Honors College, our students have additional opportunities, incentives, and recognition for high academic attainment, and they use their time and talents to give back as global citizens and leaders.
The David C. Frederick Honors College is one of the oldest honors colleges in the nation, providing students with individualized learning and research opportunities, enhanced academic challenges, and an extensive network of driven peers and world-class faculty mentors.
Nicola Foote has served as the dean of the David C. Frederick Honors College since July 1, 2021, a role she takes great pride in. As a scholar herself, Dean Foote seeks to make the Frederick Honors College an inclusive and welcoming space for all students as they pursue academic success.