The Honors Council is the student government of the Honors and Scholars Program and consists of elected representatives and committee members. Its purpose is to represent the interests of students in the Honors and Scholars Program regarding academics, student life, programming, community service, facilities, and privileges. The Honors Council helps create opportunities for honors students to better communicate with the honors administration. It strives to facilitate the development of a supportive and stimulating community of scholars while providing a leadership avenue for students to support the program from the inside out. All students in the Honors and Scholars Program are encouraged to become active members of the Honors Council. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Honors Council has drafted a constitution that highlights the purpose, objectives, and governance of the student organization.
All students in the Honors and Scholars Program are eligible to join an Honors Committee. The goal of the Honors Committees is to further enhance the honors experience for all honors students by providing community building events, service opportunities, and publicizing the achievements and creativity of our remarkable students. There are currently three honors committees that serve under the leadership of the Honors Council: The Community Service Committee, Events Committee, and Public Relations Committee.
Community Service Committee. The Community Service Committee is responsible for organizing and executing community service opportunities for honors students. Past projects have included providing service at a community garden that feeds impoverished populations and working in the area’s local food bank. The CSC has also hosted service days at the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville.
Events Committee. The Honors Events Committee sponsors enriching events throughout the year that complement an honors education while building a sense of community among honors students. Past events have included Trivia Nights and the Honors Holiday Party. The Committee also coordinates the annual Honors Week.
Public Relations. The Honors Public Relations Committee works to promote current happenings for Honors Council while highlighting the exceptional work of honors students at the university. Its work includes producing a weekly “Student Spotlight” to recognize unique individuals in the Honors & Scholars Programs as well as designing Honors newsletters and apparel.
Current Elected Officials
President: Marti Bell
Vice President: Peter Cates
Secretary: Beatriz Satizabal
Treasurer: Haylie Lam
Community Service Chairs: Arpan Chakraborty, Hollis Bui
Events Committee Chair: Matthew Profitt
Public Relations Chairs: Lorena Roberts, Taylor Gray
Senior Class Representatives: Emily Miller, Lucas Fortune
Junior Class Representatives: Hannah Russell, Kendall Bard, Avanti Rangnekar
Sophomore Class Representatives: Emily Grimes, Tippany Patrick, Abby Owens
Freshman Class Representatives: TBD (Elections will be held Fall 2016)