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Current Approved HCCE Activities

Students should be intentional about selecting experiential learning programs that allow them to explore new interests or pathways or that complement their classes and long-term goals. 

To meet the requirements for HCCE, the students need to earn points in two of the first three categories listed below as well as at least one point to meet the Integrative Reflection Exercise. 

All experiential learning programs funded by a CITE grant count towards the Honors in Co-Curricular Engagement designation. Additional programs that are approved to count towards the designation will be listed on this page. Please check back frequently to see which campus programs are added.


Undergraduate Research and Creative Experiential Learning Activities

Program Name Points Earned
Mellon Research Scholars Program (Summer Research Component) 3 pts.
Senior Honors Thesis (2 semesters) 3 pts.
Research for Aspiring Coogs in the Humanities (REACH) (academic year) 3 pts.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) 3 pts.
Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) 2 pts.
Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) 2 pts.
Undergraduate Research Mentored by Faculty Member (Submit form to count your research experience.) Depends on Program
Blaffer Art and Design 2.0 1 pt.
Biology & Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Scholarship (BURS) Program

3 pts. (prior to Fall 2022)

4 pts. (through Summer 2023)


Community, Civic and Global Experiential Learning Activities

Program Name Points Earned
Approved Learning Abroad Program Depends on program
Dean's Mayoral Internship Program (CLASS) 2 pts. per semester (3 pts. per year)
International Affairs Internship Program 2 pts. per semester (3 pts. per year)
Civic Houston Internship Program (CHIP) 2 pts. per semester (+1 pt. if repeated)
Bonner Leaders Program Points TBA
Social Economy and Enterprise Academy 3 pts.
Cougar Health Research Academy 2 pts.
St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy 3 pts. (+1 pt. if repeated)
Hobby/Leland/Harris Fellows 3 pts. each (inquire about repeating fellowships for additional pts)


Professional, Scholarship, and Leadership Experiential Learning Activities

Program Name Points Earned
National Fellows and Major Awards Applicant Depends on extent of involvement
Mellon Research Scholars Program (Spring development series and Graduate School Preparation Bootcamp) 3 pts.
Houston Scholars 3 pts.
Texas Music Festival Summer Internship 3 pts.
MIS 3300/ BCHS 1305 Data Projects 1 pt.
cloudathon@UH 1 pt.


Integrative Reflection Exercise

ePortfolio (HON 4130 class)

Personal statement for graduate or professional school (through UH Writing Center)
Cover letter for specific job application (through UH Writing Center)
exCITE Talks
Apply for a major award (such as Fulbright, Truman, or other approved award) through Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards)