Honors College Student Leadership Groups Now Accepting Applications

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills by being an Honors College leader for the 2019-2020 academic year! Many new and different opportunities are available. Students can join the Honors Leadership Council, become a Student Diversity Officer, help develop community partnerships as a member of the HonorServes committee, and additional programming committees that engage the Honors College student body.

Honors College Student Leadership & Engagement Manager Rachel Newell welcomes any interested student to the Student Leadership Callout on Monday, March 4, at 5:00 p.m. in HCRN 1145. Learn more at the callout or check out the information linked here and apply!


Honors College Student Engagement Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

Honors Leadership Council

Executive Board: (advised by the Student Leadership & Engagement Manager)

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Purpose: This select group of students is the central leadership group for the college who facilitate discussion on community development topics, help to set the student leadership agenda for the academic year, and find innovate ways to drive forward the mission and goals of the Honors College in order to add value to the student experience; creating strategic connections between the Honors College and disciplinary colleges; community building among and support for students of their respective colleges by overseeing a team of Honors college cohort team co-chairs from their college; HLC Exec Board members will attend the Honors Leadership Retreat in the spring after council selections have been made.

  • Comprised of one Honors College student from each undergraduate Disciplinary College at Purdue University.
  • Each Executive Board member will be selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
  • Members of the HLC Executive Board will participate in one monthly HLC Executive Board meeting and one monthly All-Council meeting (Executive Board members and College Cohort Team members) led by the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager. These will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
  • Each Executive Board member will serve as the leader of their college cohort team and will hold weekly meetings with their College Cohort Team (Exec Board member and the two College Cohort Team Co-Chairs).
  • The Executive Board members will host a “Coffee with the Council” program once per semester.
  • The Executive Board members will meet individually with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager monthly for a one-on-one leadership development meeting.
  • Assist with coordination of and attend fall Honors Welcome Orientation and end of year event.
  • The entire HLC will meet with different Honors College deans and administrators several times each semester in order to share information regarding disciplinary college-specific concerns as well as be informed of Honors College processes. This will take place at selected All-HLC monthly meetings.
  • Executive Board members will be responsible for all funding and logistical oversight and will need final approval from the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager for purchases.

College Cohort Team Co-Chairs: (advised by the HLC Exec Board Member from their disciplinary college)

Purpose: community building among and support for students of their respective disciplinary colleges through effective communication and collaboration.

  • Comprised of two Honors College students from each undergraduate Disciplinary College at Purdue University.
  • Each College Cohort Team Co-Chair will be selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
  • College Cohort Team Co-Chair will participate in monthly HLC meetings (Executive Board members and College Cohort Team members) led by the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager. These will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
  • College Cohort Team Co-Chairs will participate in weekly disciplinary college team meetings led by their respective HLC Executive Board.
  • College Cohort Team Co-Chairs will work together to communicate regularly with their college cohorts in order to build community and share information.
  • College Cohort Team Co-Chairs will work together to develop and facilitate regular events for their college cohorts that provide support and help foster community. The team will be responsible for event scheduling and promotion (flyers, digital signage, social media content, tabling, etc.).
  • College Cohort Team Co-Chairs will develop one event per academic year that raises the profile of their disciplinary college across the whole Honors College.
  • College Cohort Team Co-Chairs will work in partnership with college cohorts team members across all disciplinary colleges to provide all-college events that work to inform on topics relevant to student success.
  • The entire HLC will meet with different Honors College deans and administrators several times each academic year in order to share information regarding disciplinary college-specific concerns as well as be informed of Honors College processes. This will take place during selected All-HLC monthly meetings.

We are looking for dedicated Honors College community members and leaders to serve as members of the HLC, please tell us about a position you held within the Honors College and your responsibilities in that role or another experience that highlights your commitment to our honors community.


Student Diversity Officers

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The Honors College seeks to stay at the forefront of Purdue University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined in the Report of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Diversity (April 2016). To that end, the college is seeking a Student Diversity Officer for the 2019-2020 academic year to serve as a liaison between Honors College faculty/staff and students, as well as assist with programmatic initiatives to better support Honors College students who belong to underrepresented racial minorities and international communities. Job duties will include but are not limited to planning and conducting events such as workshops, panel discussions, training sessions, coordinating with Diversity & Inclusion partners across campus, and building support networks among students.

Time: 5-10 hours per week
Compensation: $10 per hour
Requirement: Must be a current Purdue Honors College student in good standing.

For more information, please contact Dr. Megha Anwer (manwer@purdue.edu) or Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu)


Programming Committees

HonorServes: Community Service Committees (advised by the Student Leadership & Engagement Manager)

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Purpose: building and sustaining partnerships between community service organizations and the Honors College through the programming of regular volunteer opportunities for Honors College students as well as educating Honors College students on the work of each organization and the broader issues motivating that work.

  • Committees will be designated by the community service organization they will serve.
  • Each committee will have two co-chairs who will be selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet for a planning session with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager within the first two weeks of the fall semester.
    • Co-chairs will meet individually with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager bi-monthly for a one-on-one leadership development meeting.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet for a planning session with a representative from the community service organization partner within the first four weeks of the fall semester.
  • Members will join committees via a tabling event and leadership callout process both in the fall and spring terms which will be hosted by the collective group of Co-Chairs.
  • Committees will meet once a week as necessary for program planning
    • Co-Chairs are responsible for recording minutes from meetings and sending out action items to group.
  • Each committee will be responsible for planning and facilitating regular volunteer opportunities for all Honors College students in partnership with their community service organization. To this end they are will be responsible for scheduling, promotion, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Co-Chairs of each committee will be responsible for tracking volunteer hours worked in partnership at each community organization, funding, and logistical oversight; Co-chairs will need final approval from the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager for all purchases.
  • Once per academic year, Programming Committees will develop an opportunity for all Honors College students to become familiar with the work of their respective community service organization.

Global Engagement Committee (advised by the Student Leadership & Engagement Manager)

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Purpose: community building among and providing support for international students in the Honors College; creating programming that promotes intercultural development for all Honors College students.

  • The committee will have two co-chairs who will be selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet for a planning session with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager within the last two weeks of the spring semester and the first week of the fall semester.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet individually with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager bi-monthly for a one-on-one leadership development meeting.
  • Members will join committees via a tabling event and leadership callout process in both the fall and spring terms.
  • Committees will meet once a week as necessary for program planning
    • Co-Chairs are responsible for recording minutes from meetings and sending out action items to group.
  • Within in the first two weeks of the semester, the Committee Co-Chairs will host a welcome event for all international students in the Honors College.
  • The committee will plan monthly connection events for international students in the Honors College.
  • In partnership with different participating international students, the committee will facilitate educational opportunities that help promote a better understanding of different countries and cultures. 
  • The committee will be responsible for event scheduling and promotion (flyers, digital signage, social media content, tabling, etc.).
  • Co-Chairs will be responsible for all funding and logistical oversight; Co-chairs will need final approval from the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager for all purchases.

Social Committee (advised by the Student Leadership & Engagement Manager)

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Purpose: plan and facilitate events for all Honors college students that allow for inclusive non-academic student engagement and community-building.

  • The committee will have two co-chairs who will be selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet for a planning session with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager within the last two weeks of the spring semester and the first week of the fall semester.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet individually with the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager bi-monthly for a one-on-one leadership development meeting.
  • Members will join committees via a tabling event and leadership callout process in both the fall and spring terms.
  • Committees will meet once a week as necessary for program planning
    • Co-Chairs are responsible for recording minutes from meetings and sending out action items to group.
  • The committee will plan one event per semester for all students in the Honors College. Past events have included trivia nights, escape rooms, game nights, dance lessons, speed “dating”/networking.
  • The committee will be responsible for event scheduling and promotion (flyers, digital signage, social media content, tabling, etc.).
  • Co-Chairs will be responsible for all funding and logistical oversight; Co-chairs will need final approval from the Student Leadership and Engagement Manager for all purchases .

Campus Outreach Committee (advised by the Community Outreach & Events Manager)

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Purpose: plan and serve at events which connect the Honors College and Honors students with campus partners, visiting scholars, Honors alumni, and the larger community; create or continue existing programming which helps to promote the Honors College experience.

  • The committee will have two co-chairs who will be selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet for a planning session with the Outreach and Events Manager within the last two weeks of the spring semester and the first week of the fall semester.
    • Co-Chairs will be required to meet individually with the Outreach and Events Manager monthly for a one-on-one leadership development meeting.
  • The Committee will support important existing Honors College events, such as the Aronson Lecture, Honors homecoming events, Spring Fest, and the Visiting Scholars program.
  • The committee will seek to promote awareness and understanding of the Honors College experience and the value Honors students offer to the campus and larger community.
  • Members will join committees via a tabling event and leadership callout process in both the fall and spring terms.
  • Committees will meet once a week as necessary for program planning.
    • Co-Chairs are responsible for recording minutes from meetings and sending out action items to group.
  • The committee will suggest and plan other outreach events that intentionally engage the Honors College in collaborations with other campus partners and the community.

Contact Student Leadership & Engagement Manager Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu) if you have additional questions.