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 the Honors Ambassadors officers.
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 the SGB officers.
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 the Terry Scholar Officers.
Club Theater is an organization of students who love the craft of acting and producing original work but who are not theater majors. Contact Samantha Terrones to get involved.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 an effort to share experiences and learn from each other, while at the same time, engaging more students in pursuing undergraduate research endeavors. For more information, contact Karen Weber.
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 Hina Uddin or John Griffith.
The African American Honors Student Association
The African American Honors Student Association (AAHSA) 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. AAHSA 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 AAHSA is open to all. For more information, contact AAHSA's faculty advisor, Dr. Christine LeVeaux (713.743.2355).
University of Houston Speech & 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. Speech & Debate at Houston is open to all students, from novices to seasoned competitors. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Garner.
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 the SGB officers.
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 Elena Rios.
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...
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)- The National Leadership Honors Society
The purpose of ODK is to recognize University of Houston students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and scholarship. ODK acknowledges and encourages achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech, mass media and the creative and performing arts. For more information, contact the organization at ODK@uh.edu.