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 2017–2018 academic year are due by January 31, 2017. If you are interested in working with HSC for the 2016–2017 academic year, please contact one of the current HSC officers.
HSC Leadership Roles:
The President coordinates the council and represents the University Honors Program in campus forums. He or she 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.
The Vice President facilitates communication among members of the HSC and between the HSC and the Honors Program. He or she prepares meeting agendas, takes and distributes minutes to the rest of the committee, and assists the President, as necessary.
Service Chair and Committee
This chair and committee work to increase student engagement with annual Honors Program service events, including food drives, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, and any other service projects chosen by the HSC and the Honors Program student body.
First-Year Experience and Retention Chair and Committee
This chair and committee organize the Honors Peer Mentor program and serve as peer mentors, host the opening welcome social held on the Saturday of Connections week, and hold other community-building events throughout the year. They also consult regularly with first-year student representatives to make sure that the Honors Program is meeting their needs and understanding their concerns.
Council members attend HSC meetings and assist the HSC President and Vice President in program planning and implementation. First-year students are eligible to apply for council member positions, and council members can serve as chairs of various ad-hoc committees formed by the HSC President.
Responsibilities of 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 Program staff. These meetings are brief and designed to discuss aspects of the University Honors Program. From time to time, the Honors Program will ask HSC 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, help publicize, and involve other honors students in HSC socials, service activities, and all Honors Program events, including monthly faculty-student socials and Food for Thought programs.