Co-Curricular Activities and Events
Honors students have many opportunities to enrich their college experience which include travel, off-campus educational and cultural events, service learning opportunities, conferences and special seminars.
Co-curricular, beyond-the-classroom, activities are available which are intended to complement academic studies. These activities encourage students to put their studies into practice, add to students’ academic development, emphasize meaningful educational practices, such as writing workshops and undergraduate research presentations, and provide a wide-variety of experiential learning opportunities for students to apply their analytical skills into leadership. These opportunities foster academic excellence by encouraging students to make connections between social, cultural, artistic and professional enrichment outside their own academic areas of interest.
- Honors Skills Instruction
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training - for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research
- Honors Research
- Honors Writing (Including proposals, annotative bibliographies, and abstracts)
- Honors Presentations
- International Studies Track Option (Including Model UN)
- Leadership Training
- Leadership Track Option
- Honors College Student Organization (HCSO) Officer Positions
- Peer Mentoring Training
- Academic Career Development
- Academic Professionalism Seminars
- Advanced Education Prep (Including funding and application/personal statement writing)
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities/Travel
- The Honors College Undergraduate Research Day
- Local and Regional Conferences
- Honors College Fellows International Capstone
- Cultural Events
- Spring GCIC Retreat
- Honors College Cultural Events
- Campus Events (See Honors Calendar)
- Honors Section (Class) Field Trips, Orientations and Socials
- Affiliations with Honors organizations and societies
- NCHC-National Collegiate Honors Council - Provides the most up to date information on curriculum development, teaching innovations, international and national study opportunities, internships, mentored research, as well as experiential and service learning teaching models. See: http://nchchonors.org/
- GPHC-Great Plains Honors Council - A regional Honors Council (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) Students accompanied by faculty advisors, present their selected work at an annual conference. See: http://www.greatplainshonors.com/
- GCIC-Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium - A consortium of regional community college and universities. Each fall semester, the members join together to provide an opportunity for students to present their research work at the annual conference. And a student retreat is held during the spring semester.
- Phi Theta Kappa - The official honor society for two-year college students, as recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges, which recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of the students, and provides opportunities for individual growth and development.