Honors Student Organizations
The Honors Ambassadors is a group of Honors College students selected to represent the college at a variety of events, including college nights at local high schools, Honors College Open Houses, Cougar Fridays, Honors College Advisory Board meetings, and The Great Conversation. Applications to the organization are available and interviews are conducted at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. For more information, contact Derek Schilling (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student Governing Board
The Student Governing Board (SGB) functions as a liaison between the Honors faculty, administration, and students. Each semester, SGB conducts student evaluations of Honors faculty. SGB officers are elected to annual terms and meetings are open to all Honors College students. In addition, SGB is responsible for planning various social activities for the college. For more information, contact Katie Teeters, SGB President (email@example.com).
The Terry Scholars at the University of Houston
All Terry Scholars are members of the Terry Scholars at the University of Houston (TSUH) student organization. This organization promotes student success both inside and outside the classroom, providing academic support and networks, as well as monthly community service projects and social events. The Terry Scholars elect officers to annual terms and assist in the planning of events such as the Terry Scholar Orientation and Banquet. For more information, contact Pamela Ayala (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Honors Advocates is a volunteer organization that recruits and orients new students to the University and the Honors community. Some advocates also serve as advisors and counselors with the Honors staff during summer orientation sessions and the Honors Retreat. For more information, contact the organization at email@example.com.
The Houston Undergraduate Research Network (HURN), the first student research organization at the University of Houston, is committed to fostering a dynamic learning community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to the advancement of undergraduate research. HURN unites students and faculty from varying colleges and disciplines in efforts to share experiences and learn from each other, while at the same time, engages more students in pursuing undergraduate research endeavors. For more information, contact Karen Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HealthNovations International - UH Chapter
Formerly known as World Aid Organization, our chapter of Healthnovations International has led three international projects to the Philippines, Peru, and Brazil. Since 2008, we have also performed a number of local service projects with nonprofit groups such as Susan G. Komen For the Cure, EndHunger Network, Sheltering Arms Senior Services, and DePelchin Children's Center. Our mission is to promote sustainable health and community development through friendship and service. For more information, please email Sagar Shah at email@example.com and join our Facebook group to receive updates on meetings and events.
Model Arab League
Since 1993, the Honors College has participated in the national Model Arab League (MAL) conference, held for three days in Washington, D.C., each April. The league offers students an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills and to learn about the social, economic, cultural, and political issues facing leaders of the Arab world. Participation in MAL is valuable to students of all academic majors and nationalities as they gain valuable leadership training through public speaking and discussion, writing and editing, interpersonal relations, and cross-cultural dialogue. Delegates come away with practiced skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors. Interested students should contact Markley Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tyler Swensen (email@example.com).
Art Bomb Society
The Art Bomb Society, based in the Honors College, welcomes all students to put together student shows and installations, visit galleries and museums, bring guest speakers to campus, and provide support and feedback on creative projects. For more information, contact ArtBombSociety@gmail.com.
AAHSA-The African American Student Honors Association
The African American Student Honors Association (AASHA) promotes unity and provides a voice for African American Honors students, while seeking a better understanding among all students in the Honors College. AAHSA also seeks to improve retention rates of African American students in the Honors College. AASHA continues to develop successful, goal-oriented, community-minded African American Honors graduates and provides a strong support network for its members. The organization encourages participation from its members in all Honors College activities. Membership in AASHA is open to all. For more information, contact AAHSA's faculty advisor, Dr. Christine LeVeaux (firstname.lastname@example.org, 713.743.2355) or Isiah Gentry (email@example.com).
University of Houston Policy Debate Team
By demanding research, evidence, and reasoning, collegiate policy debate pushes students to understand contemporary political issues and to make informed, real-world decisions. Tournaments foster public speaking ability, encourage civic engagement, and develop leadership. Policy Debate at Houston is open to all students, from novices to seasoned competitors. For more information, contact Sarah Spring (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Invisible Children is a social, political, and global movement responding to the humanitarian crisis in Uganda and supporting the Pabbo Secondary School in Northern Uganda through the Schools for Schools project. Read about the Pie-a-Prof event Invisible Children has sponsored to raise money. For more information, contact invisiblechildrenUH@gmail.com.
Bleacher Creatures is the official spirit group of the Honors College, offering all Honors students the opportunity to "paint up and get rowdy" at Cougar home games. For more information, contact Gabbi Hauser (email@example.com).
The Great Conversation Decorations Committee
Decorations Committee members team up with fellow Honors students to apply their creative talents to designing table decorations that reflect the wide array of subjects being discussed at The Great Conversation. Committee members will have the opportunity to attend the event and engage in conversation with community and University leaders. For more infomation, contact Beth Kungel Borck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Honors College Mentorship Program
The Honors College Mentorship Program provides guidance and support to incoming students through peer mentoring. Incoming Honors students are encouraged to meet with student mentors regularly as well as participate in a variety of Honors community-buidiing events to ensure a successful transition to the University of Houston. Read more...