Beyond the Classroom
College students learn both inside and outside the classroom, and thus the Shackouls Honors College supports our students with extracurricular activities that run the gamut from the purely social to the highly intellectual. The Lamar Conerly Series brings in high profile speakers from government, academia, business, and the entertainment industry. The Honors College also sponsors visiting scholars for Honors Forum, "Hot Topics," and our popular afternoon teas.
University Honors Council
The Honors Council is a group of 18 students elected by their peers to serve as the student governing council for the Shackouls Honors College. Members of the Honors Council meet weekly to discuss current events and issues within the college and to plan opportunities for Honors students. The different areas where a council member will serve include Administration, Finance, Activities, Communication, and Community Service. Honors Council plans such events as Honors Convocation in the fall and Honors Week in the spring. Other events include trips, movie nights in the courtyard and in Griffis, trivia nights, and seasonal events such as capture the flag and pumpkin cuts. The members provide honors students the opportunity to succeed in the classroom by hosting well-known faculty and academic speakers. Also, Honors Council hosts service opportunities in the community through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, the Humane Society, and the Boys and Girls Club. The purpose of Honors Council is to serve as a liaison between faculty and students. Members of Honors Council work hard to provide students with opportunities to excel in the classroom while building a strong sense of community and lasting friendships.