Stay up to date with the latest happenings in the Honors College. Read up on features and events that represent what the Honors College means.

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Summer Experiences


With classes wrapping up and summer just around the corner, we reached out to some Honors students to see what their plans are for the summer. Not only are our students traveling and working across the country, but some are even traveling to other corners of the globe.


Stamps Day of Service

Stamps Service Learning

“Purdue University is proud to be one of a select group of partner colleges and universities affiliated with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation to provide not only scholarships to high-achieving undergraduate students, but also assist in providing access to a variety of academic enrichment opportunities..."


Honors Students Present at the Commission of the Status of Women

This March, the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women was hosted at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York City. The conference theme centered around women’s empowerment and it’s link to sustainable development. Five Purdue students, sponsored by the Honors College, had the opportunity to attend this conference to represent their solar panel project.


HELP Grant

From Tippecanoe County to Afghanistan, students are making an impact via service learning. The grant, entitled Honors Engaged Learning in Practice (or HELP for short) was awarded to the Purdue Honors College to support the development of six courses...


A Break Abroad

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Studying abroad with the Honors College is an incredibly unique and eye-opening experience. We reached out to several participating students upon their return to the States to gather their first-hand experiences and sentiments.


Innovation Forum

The Honors College is a place for innovative students to think creatively and be challenged academically. In the spirit of continuing to provide opportunities for honors students to experience innovative learning, the college has created a scholar living, learning program called Innovator in Residence. As our Innovator in Residence, Larry is not only living on campus, but is teaching an honors course called “Innovation Forum” this semester. However, this class is different even from other Honors courses offered


A Creative Collaboration

students and residents at Friendship House

The Honors College is very fortunate to have Melissa Fraterrigo as one of two Innovators in Residence on campus. This semester, Melissa is teaching a class entitled, “Writing Your Childhood Story.” Reading the course syllabus, it is evident that the purpose of the class is to not only improve upon the writing skills of enrolled students, but to guide them in creating stories from their own experiences and memories as children.


NISO Fulbright Week 2016

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The National and International Scholarships Office (NISO) hosted Fulbright Week this week. Essentially, this entailed a week of events designed to inform the Purdue Community about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. These events included activities such as information sessions for anyone seeking to learn more about the program, callouts for those planning to apply for grants to go abroad during the 2017-18 school year, and a dinner event where U.S. students could speak with foreign students studying at Purdue through the Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


HLC Visits IU

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This past Friday, our Honors Leadership Council (HLC) ventured down to Bloomington to visit Indiana University’s Hutton Honors College. This trip occurred entirely due to the inspiration and efforts of the members of the HLC themselves. Their adviser and attending staff member, Sashaun Wood, credits the entire experience to the students.


Community in the Honors College

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Community is important to us here in the Honors College. Students are able to connect across disciplines with other students and faculty, making the Honors College a unique and well-rounded community. As we welcome students back to the community at the start of spring semester, we asked some of them, "What does community mean to you?"


Study Abroad

Count Dracula's castle

There are many opportunities to study abroad at Purdue, and what many may be unaware of is that the Honors College itself offers several study abroad programs for its students. These programs include everything from spring break to maymester to semester-long experiences, and they offer students a more interdisciplinary experience than opportunities offered through specific majors.


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