Honors Leadership Council
The Honors Leadership Council is an honors student-centered group consisting of an Executive Board which is made up of a member from each undergraduate disciplinary college at Purdue and a general council of Representatives from each of the other honors leadership groups or specific populations within the Honors College community. The HLC is a collaborative body of students who advise the Honors College Dean, represent the student interests of the college in community discussions, and set the direction for student leadership initiatives for the academic year.
The Honors College has several Programming Committees that work to plan events throughout the year for the entire Honors College student community and our Honors College and Residences community. Programming Committees also work with faculty members to support academic co-curricular programs for students, which are offered throughout the year. These committees are led by student Co-Chairs, and any Honors College student is welcome to join as a planning member through a callout process in the fall and spring.
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 leadership program to support our incoming international student population while providing an opportunity for cultural discovery for domestic students. The Honors College looks for 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 once a month in the first academic year 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.