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Community Involvement

Program Experience

Academic Engagement

1794 Scholars share an honors first-year studies course during the fall semester of their entry year. University faculty members from various departments, colleges, and disciplines teach this seminar-based course, which gives scholars an opportunity to engage with faculty in a small classroom setting while learning about a wide variety of topics.

Each semester thereafter, scholars choose from a variety of academic activities, including other honors courses, designated lectures, and independent research.  Students also receive priority registration for classes.

Global and Cultural Awareness

Each semester, scholars participate in at least one activity focused on global and cultural awareness. Working with campus partners, events focus on learning about other cultures, global issues, and diversity and inclusion. Exclusive Honors study abroad opportunities are available as well.

Campus Involvement

Focused on engaging scholars in a well-rounded university experience, students participate each semester in campus activities.  Examples include group-attended sporting events, campus clubs, Pride of the Southland Band, Greek Life, Student Government Association, and campus religious organizations.

Volunteer Spirit

Part of becoming a Vol for life is cultivating the volunteer spirit. Scholars develop this by participating each semester in activities such as Ignite, Spark, Alternative Breaks, and other community service activities through the Center for Leadership and Service.