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Leadership & Involvement

There are a number of ways for Honors students to get involved in the Honors College! These are opportunities that you can choose to be part of based on the amount of time you have to invest and your interests. 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.


Honors Council

The Honors Council is a student group that develops and facilitates many of the social and philanthropic programs we offer for Honors students each semester. The Honors Council annually hosts a Fall Picnic and a Halloween Party, participates in ISU's Homecoming, coordinates volunteer opportunities and career preparation workshops, 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 students volunteering with TREES, Inc.

Honors students volunteered with TREES, Inc. in April 2018 and helped plant 27 trees in Terre Haute.


Honors Peer Mentors

Honors Peers Mentors 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 Honors College, and organize orientation activities for new Honors students.

2017 Honors Peer Mentors

2017-2018 Honors Peer Mentors


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 students in Italy

Honors students participated in a faculty-led trip to Italy in May 2018.


Guest Speakers

Honors students often have special access to the nationally recognized professionals who visit ISU for the University Speaker Series. Examples 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 College hosts a speaker series of campus and community guests. Past speakers have included ISU's President, Terre Haute Judge Craig McKee, Merlin Holland (grandson of playwright Oscar Wilde), poet Matthew Brennan, and author Alissa Nutting.

Author Alissa Nutting

Author Alissa Nutting spoke with Honors students in October 2017.


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.

NSCS Officers

National Society of Collegiate Scholars officers at the Spring 2018 induction ceremony



Greg Bierly, Dean

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