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HSC Application

All Honors students in good standing and on track to graduate with Honors are eligible to apply for Honors Student Council positions.  Applications for the 2016–2017 academic year are due by February 8, 2016.

HSC Leadership Roles:


The President coordinates the council and represents the University Honors Program in campus forums; plans and chairs Honors Student Council meetings; is involved in all program planning; acts as liaison between the Honors Program and its students; and appoints committees as necessary for the functioning of the HSC.

Executive Vice President

The Executive VP facilitates communication among members of the HSC and between the HSC and the Honors Program; prepares meeting agendas and takes minutes; and assists the President, as necessary.

Service Chair and Committee

This chair and committee plan student involvement in annual Honors service events, including food drives, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, and any other service-learning projects chosen by the HSC and Honors student body.

First-Year Experience and Retention Chair and Committee

This chair and committee organize the opening welcome social held the Saturday of Connections week.  They also consult regularly with first-year student representatives to make sure that their needs are met and represented.  The committee hosts activities such as a registration party, and its members act as peer mentors to the incoming class.

Council Members

Council Members attend HSC meetings and assist the HSC President and Executive VP in program planning and implementation.  First-year students are eligible to apply for Council Member positions, and  Council Members will serve as chairs for various committees created by the President.

Responsibilities for all Honors Student Council members:

• Nominate an eligible professor for the annual Last Lecture, and encourage other Honors students to submit nominations;
• Act as ambassadors for the University Honors Program at all times;
• Meet monthly with Honors office staff.  These meetings are brief and designed to discuss aspects of the University Honors Program.  From time to time, the Honors Program will ask Honors Student Council members for input on specific aspects of the program;
• Represent Honors at various events throughout the year, including Day on the Quad, Major Fair, Scholars Day, and recruiting open houses;
• Organize, attend, and involve other Honors students in HSC socials and service events.  Publicize all Honors Program events, including monthly faculty-student socials and Food for Thought programs.



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