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Leadership and Involvement

The Honors Program thrives on the input and assistance of its student members. With 280 members in the program, communication and leadership is key to event success, information sharing, and meaningful involvement. We have leadership opportunities for our student members to make a difference and contribute to the success of the program - their program! 

Honors Student Council
The Honors Student Council is governed by honors students who represent the views and interests of the honors students as a whole. It is made up of elected students who work closely with the director and support staff members in support of numerous areas within the program. The council plays an important role in the planning and coordination of annual honors programming, student initiatives, and student social events.

The following students are the elected members of the honors council for the 2018-19 academic year. Detailed information for each council member can be found on the Honors Pulse:

  • President: Abigail Lesch, '21
  • Vice President: Sophia Larsen, '19 
  • Secretary: Aidan Collins, '20
  • Treasurer: Miriam Lyons, '20
  • Senior Class Representative: Hanna Reinke, '19
  • Junior Class Representative: Emily Minton, '20
  • Sophomore Class Representative: Savi Chahal, '21
  • First-year Class Representative: TBD

Honors Program Mentors aka "Torch Leaders"
The Torch Leader Program is the official title of the honors mentor program. Torch Leaders are upperclassmen volunteers that are matched with incoming first-year honors students based on similar major(s) or interests.  Mentors and mentees have several opportunities to meet throughout the semester at prescheduled events; twice during Honors Orientation, the Honors Welcome Back Picnic, and a "Snack & Chat" meeting scheduled prior to advisement and registration. These meetings are perfect opportunities to share information and for program members to connect across the classes.

The Honors Pulse Digital Newsletter
The Honors Pulse is a monthly student-led, digital newsletter for program members, current students, and alumni.  Members of the Pulse team include a student editor, staff writers, members of the Honors Program social media specialist team, and guest contributors. Students interested in joining the Honors Pulse writing team are encouraged to complete an application throughout the year.  

 

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