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The Honors Program

Leadership Opportunities

Honors not only provides a multitude of leadership opportunities within the program itself, but also connects across campus to provide students with leadership opportunities within the larger community as well. A primary criteria when applying for scholarships, fellowships, and jobs is the leadership experience of a student, therefore we have made it a priority to make sure that all students are aware of, and are pursuing, opportunities available to them.

The Honors Program supports a peer mentor program, an ambassador program, our own student council, a number of clubs, and a Dance Blue team, to name a few. Our peer mentor program provides three levels of involvement ranging from one-on-one peer mentoring, to a live-in position in Central Hall in order to best accommodate students’ schedules and comfort levels. Our Ambassador Program is one of the few across campus that offers academic credit for attending a set number of recruitment events in order to reward those students who opt to represent both Honors and the University during the admissions cycle. Our Student council is responsible for planning and carrying out a number of events including the annual Orientation Luau, which is a two-day event full of activities that help students get acquainted with campus and with their future classmates. Honors also supports a knit club, and several other organizations. Additionally, many of our students take leadership roles within their Greek organizations, student government, or the visitor’s center. The Honors Program is well tapped into these resources and will assist in any way we can in order to help you pursue whatever opportunities interests you.