Honors Involvement Opportunities

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‚ÄčThere are many ways to become involved in the Honors Community at CMU:

  • Honors Council -- Each year, up to six Honors students serve on the Honors Council, the committee appointed by the academic senate that oversees the Honors Program. Representatives are needed in the following categories: Honors at large; Centralis recipients, Honors Outreach Network; Honors Program Philanthropic Society; and Honors Housing
  • HON 100/300 Teaching Assistants --Honors sophomores, juniors, and seniors serve as mentors to incoming Honors Students in the HON 100/300 course each fall semester. TA's work with small groups of 6-8 Honors students, orienting them to the Honors Program and the life of the University.
  • Honors Program Philanthropic Society--A registered student organization of the Honors Program that raises money for and works with non-profits and charities. Past committees have included: Childhood Diseases, Poverty, At-risk Youth, The Elderly, Global Diversity, Hunger and Homelessness, K-12 Education, Medical Access, and Women's Issues.
  • Honors Outreach Network--the oldest registered student organiztion of the Honors Program. HON plans the popular Fireside Chat Series and Honors Potlucks as well as a range of social, educational and service activities for the Honors Community.
  • Honor Bound Magazine--Honor Bound is a student-produced magazine of the CMU Honors Program and has won 9 national awards from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Honor Bound has a team of student writers, photographers, and layout and design editors.
  • The Honors Platform--the Honors Program on-line student-produced journal. Student editors select and choose student-submitted research, scholarship, and creative pieces for publication in the Platform. 
  • Honors International Peer Partner Program--Honors students partner with CMU international students to form friendships, practice language skills and attend campus events together.
  • Honors First-Generation Retreat--Each spring semester first generation college students in the Honors Program attend an Honors-sponsored retreat up north to learn about the challenges and positive attributes of being the first in their family to go to college.  Students emerge from the retreat with a developed sense of first-gen pride.
  • Honors First-Year Philanthropy Project--Honors students work together on large-scale service projects such as the mobile food pantry, the Isabella County Foster Closet, and the Honor Program annual Silent Auction.
  • Honors Special Events--The Honors Office plans several traditional events throughout the year including the Honors Welcome Event, the Winter Charity Ball, the Claude S. Larzelere Trivia Challenge Competition, the MLK Peace March and monthly Honors Potlucks.
For more information regarding each opportunity, please click on the appropriate links above or contact the Honors Program office for more information.