Leadership is one of the primary tenets of the Honors College experience. We urge every student to take advantage of many leadership opportunities. Make an impact on the community from your first to last semester on campus.
Honors Leadership Council
The Honors Leadership Council (HLC) is comprised of one representative from each undergraduate Disciplinary College. This select group of students will have oversight of Honors College community development and programming related matters in order to add value to the student experience. Council members are selected by an application process in the spring and serve for an academic year term.
All applications are due by March 30, 2016. Click here to apply to be a Disciplinary College Representative. Click here to apply to be the Off Campus Student Representative. Or click here to apply for the International Student Representative position.
The Council will collaborate with Representatives from other Honors College groups on an alternating weekly meeting schedule and consult with the Honors College Dean on a monthly basis. Representatives from each respective area on the chart are selected in the spring by the groups in which they are a member of, except for positions requiring an application. These Representatives are liaisons to the Council and represent the interests of the populations they are connected with.
Programming Committees are chaired by members of the HLC and consist of any student in the Honors College who wishes to join through a callout process in the fall of each academic year.
Honors Mentors work alongside first-year Honors students enrolled in the eight-week course, HONR 19901: “The Evolution of Ideas.” Mentors lead small teams in their HONR 19901 coursework and guide these students through the challenges of the first semester: transitioning to college; learning to think in interdisciplinary ways; and learning how to work in project teams.
Honors Ambassadors are student leaders who are dedicated to serving and representing the Purdue Honors College. Ambassadors interact and engage with prospective students to gain critical leadership skills while also promoting the Honors College and its opportunities. They provide insight about the college as part of recruitment, high-school visits, campus tours, special events, community service projects, speaking engagements and more.
Cultural Companions is a newly developed leadership program to support our incoming international student population while providing an opportunity for cultural discovery for first-year domestic students. The Honors College looks for first-year domestic students to apply to be a companion to a first-year international student. Taking concepts from the International Programs office, these companion pairs will meet one-on-one at least two times in the first academic semester and attend one of the two social “Mixers” put on by the Honors College. Through Cultural Companions students create meaningful friendships spanning across cultural barriers to come together as one community in the Honors College.