Honors Program

Facilities & Resources

The Bastek Honors House is a place for quiet study, meetings and socializing, as well as a classroom for small Honors seminars.

The Honors Program hosts an assortment of fun gatherings, speakers, and special events over the course of the academic year. Honors students are encouraged to become GEMS (Getting Engaged in Mentoring Students): student mentors who strive to enrich the classroom and help build a community of engaged learners.  GEMS serve as peer mentors, classroom helpers, study group facilitators, and liaisons to campus activities and events or in whatever manner deemed appropriate for fostering student engagement and building community.  GEMS are assigned to the freshman seminar and attend this course at least once per week, and fulfill duties that promote engagement and community.  GEMS are compensated through Work-Study funds.  Additional benefits that GEMS may derive include establishing closer relationships with faculty, strengthening academic knowledge, enhancing interpersonal, leadership and oral presentation skills, contributing in the University’s persistence effort and developing one’s resume. If you are interested in taking part in this program, please contact Dr. Wifall.

Honors students also have the opportunity to work as Research Assistants for faculty members, for a stipend.  In order to apply for an RA position, students may fill out an RA application form and submit it to the Honors Program (information inside).  Interested faculty members should also submit a Faculty RA application form.  Assistantships extend for one semester and are granted based on available funding.

Faculty members may apply for funds to help them work with individual Honors students, enrich their Honors course experience, or develop new Honors courses.

Study time at the Honors House.

The Social Justice Program, along with the Urban Studies Department and Honors Program, is spearheading an effort to make the Social Justice/Honors House backyard into a wonderful Community Garden/Meeting Space!

You can follow our progress at our blog: Greening Glenwood