Honors Connect: Professional and Community Engagement

Log Your Events/Activities Here: Honors Connect Database Entry

Being an Honors Student is about more than just academic course work.  It is also important that Honors Students become active members of their Program, their campus and their community as a way to give back to the systems that have supported them and to broaden their experience base.

As a means of developing both a personal ethic and professional demeanor in one’s discipline along with a sense of community within the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership, students during their Freshman year must provide evidence of participation in Honors, campus and community activities and events in the following categories each semester.  After the Freshman year, students can choose which areas they want to stay involved with over the course of their studies, and are simply asked to log their participation in the Honors Connect database once a semester with no set specific requirements.

Category A: Honors Community Engagement– Two per semester:

Students should participate in at least one activity each semester from any of the following Center for HSL, Honors or Student Honors Council sponsored activities, plus one designated signature event each semester:

Honors Professional/Networking events:

  • Center for HSL Holiday Party (Fall Semester)
  • Center for HSL Banquet (Spring Semester)
  • SHC sponsored activities (e.g. bowling nights, Karaoke party, etc.)
  • Honors Alumni events
  • Honors Faculty Appreciation Tea
  • Honors Pizza Seminars
  • NCHC or other Honors Conference participation
  • Study Abroad*

Honors Civic Engagement:

  • Honors or HSL sponsored Group Service Project
  • LEAP Summit
  • Embracing Community Together
  • Earth Week Events

Honors Fundraising:

  • SHC Fundraising events
  • SHC Fundraising projects

Signature HSL Events

  • Honors VIP Night (Fall)
  • Research Day or HSL Banquet (Spring)

Category B: Cultural, Civic and Professional Engagement – Two per Semester from any category:

Students should participate in at least two activities each semester from any of the following categories, from at least two different categories over the year:

Cultural Events:

  • UNC College of Performing & Visual Arts events
  • Community Art shows
  • Community Symphony events
  • Any UNC Cultural Center event (e.g. Luau, Cinco de Mayo, Buffalo Hunt)
  • Women’s Resource Center events
  • Any live theatre event at UNC, UCCC or elsewhere in the community
  • International Film Series
  • Other approved cultural events (suggest an event to the Honors community!)

Civic Engagement:

  • Group Service Projects
  • Individual Service Projects (minimum of 10 hours)
  • UNC organized Ccivic engagement events (e.g. Take back the Night; Catalyst)
  • City of Greeley/UNC’s MLK Jr. Day march and rally
  • Political events
  • Election volunteer
  • Organizing an event or program
  • Specified Community events (sent via Honors Listserv)

Academic/Professional Enrichment:

  • Research Day
  • College or Department related research symposiums
  • Research conferences (e.g. NCUR)
  • Career Services – Career or Graduate Student development workshops
  • UNC Speakers (e.g. Schulze Speaker Series; Rosenberry Writers’ Conference)
  • Speakers, seminars or other academic events at other universities
  • Other specified academic enrichment events (sent via Honors Listserv)
  • Study Abroad*

*International Student Exchange (Study Abroad) Semester Programs will count for all categories in the semester the student is abroad. 

Verification of Participation:

Students submit their Honors Community/Professional Engagement verification via a Survey Monkey link Honors Connect Database Entry.  If an activity would count for more than one category, you must select which category you are using and cannot count a single activity more than once.  Students must upload their participation by one week after the end of the semester.

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