Leadership & Involvement

There are a number of ways for Honors students to get involved in the University Honors Program! These are opportunities that you can choose to be a part of based on the amount of time you have to invest, your interests, and your skill sets. We hope that you will choose to be an active member of the Honors community by attending events, helping to plan them, and/or serving as a peer mentor.

  • Council of Honors Students - The Council of Honors Students is a student group that develops and facilitates a majority of the social and philanthropic programs we offer for Honors students each semester. The Council of Honors Students annually hosts a Fall Picnic and a Halloween Party, participates in ISU's Homecoming, walks in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and invites campus and community guests to speak with the Honors students. They also welcome ideas for other events and service projects from the Honors student body.
  • Honors Peer Advisors - Honors Peers Advisors are enthusiastic and experienced Honors students who mentor incoming and current Honors students during the fall semester, actively recruit prospective Honors students and promote participation in the University Honors Program, and organize orientation activities for new Honors students.

Fall Honors Picnic at Wolf Field.

Pictured above: Honors students having fun at the annual Fall Honors Picnic at Wolf Field.

Professional Development

Honors students at Indiana State University are presented with many opportunities to build their resumes and network with professionals. The following are examples of some of the experiences in which Honors students may participate as they begin to prepare for their careers or graduate/professional school.

  • Career Preparation Programs - The University Honors Program regularly partners with the ISU Career Center to offer programs that will help you prepare for your future. We work with the Career Center to offer interactive workshops, designed intentionally with Honors students in mind, to help you build a resume, write a cover letter, prepare for interviewing, decide whether graduate school is for you, discover graduate school resources, apply for internships, network with professionals, etc.
  • Study Abroad - All Honors students who study abroad will earn Honors credit for courses taken abroad. Honors credit earned abroad counts toward completion of the Honors curriculum. In addition to spending a semester abroad, Honors students may also elect to participate in shorter study tours. These trips typically span 1-3 weeks and are often connected to material in an Honors course.
  • Honors Conferences - The Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) Conference invites Honors students, faculty, and staff from over 100 colleges and universities across 8 states to discuss Honors classes, administration, advising, programming, and student organizations. It is also an opportunity for Honors students to present undergraduate research projects and enter a poster competition. MEHA Participants have opportunities to network and exchange ideas with individuals from other schools and gain conference presentation experience to include on a resume. Several ISU Honors students participate in this conference each spring.
  • National Honor Societies - Honors students are often eligible to become members of prestigious national and international honor societies, such as Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), and Golden Key International Honour Society. Members in such societies often have access to additional scholarship resources, a national network of peers, and leadership opportunities in the local chapters.
  • Networking with Guest Speakers - Honors students regularly have special access to the nationally recognized professionals who come as part of the University Speaker Series. Examples from the past few years include Jeffrey Toobin of CNN; Robert Osborn of Turner Classic Movies; Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies; and civil rights activist Andrew Young. Additionally, the Honors hosts a mini-speaker series of campus and community guests. Recent speakers have been ISU's President and Mrs. Bradley, Terre Haute Judge Craig McKee, Merlin Holland (grandson of playwright Oscar Wilde), poet Matthew Brennan, and author Alissa Nutting.