Honors Program students participate actively in a variety of organizations that allow them to develop interpersonal and leadership skills. We strongly encourage our students to seek out such opportunities, whether in student government - where Honors students are well represented - the university marching band, organized sports or service on their college advisory boards. Opportunities abound, go to http://involved.unl.edu/get-involved.
Upper-class student volunteers lead group discussions with 6 or 8 first-year students once a week for about an hour in the fall semester. This is a wonderful way to introduce new students to the Honors culture and campus resources. For information, contact Ann Koopmann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Selected students work with the Admissions office attending events for prospective students and representing the Program in on and off campus functions. Chad Kilpatrick (email@example.com), Assistant Director of Admissions for Honors Recruitment, is the contact person (http://admissions.unl.edu/nebraska/ambassador/university-ambassadors.aspx).
Honors Program Student Advisory Board
Twenty-five students have leadership roles in the Honors community, participating in Program development, recruitment activities, and organizing community social events. The Board organizes the annual Honors Week activities, plans a trip to an away football game, designs and sells the Honors t-shirts and more!
Joe Farley (firstname.lastname@example.org) currently serves as the Board president. The Honors Board has office hours Sunday through Thursday nights from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM in Neihardt 2100, the Student Services office located in Heppner Hall. Board members provide student insight into pressing Honors issues and act as a liaison between students and the Honors administrators. Office hours provide a forum for students to come and chat with a Board member about any concerns or suggestions they might have concerning the Honors Program. Membership on the board is through an application process only, which takes place in the fall semester.