Positions of the Honors Student Council:
The President coordinates the council and represents the Honors Program in campus forums, including the Honors Advisory Board; plans and chairs Honors Council meetings; is involved in all program planning; acts as liaison between the Director and the students; appoints committees as necessary for the functioning of the program.
Executive Vice President
The HSC Executive VP facilitates communication among members of the Council and between the Council and Honors Program Administration. He or she prepares meeting agendas and keeps meeting minutes. The VP also assists the President in his or her duties as called upon by the President.
Council Members will attend HSC meetings and assist the HSC President and VP in program planning and implementation. First-year students are eligible to apply for Council Member positions. Council members will serve as chairs for various committees implemented by the President.
Service Committee - tasked with planning Honors involvement in annual Honors food drives, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, or other service learning projects deemed beneficial by the HSC and Honors student body.
First-Year Experience and Retention Committee - tasked with organizing the opening first-year social held the Saturday of Connections week. This committee would consult regularly with first-year student representatives to make sure that their needs are met and represented. The committee would host activities such as a registration party and would act as mentors to the incoming class.
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 an ambassador for Honors at all times;
- Meet monthly throughout the year with Honors office staff. These meetings are brief and designed to discuss aspects of the Honors Program. From time to time the Honors Program will ask Honors Student Council members for input on specific components of the program;
- Represent Honors at various events throughout the year, including Day on the Quad, Major Fair, and Scholars Day, and various Open Houses;
- Organize, participate in, and recruit other Honors students to participate in Honors socials and service events. Publicize Honors events, including monthly socials.