Student Organizations

Honors Student Organizations Get Involved With Honors!

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Looking for a way to get involved in Honors, build community with fellow Honors students, and take a leadership role on campus? Join one or more of our five Honors recognized student organizations (RSOs)!

Dr. Michael W. Combs Honors Scholars

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Our Mission:

  • To help students of color find community and foster inclusive excellence
  • To provide students of color a safe space for leadership and opportunities
  • To provide mentorship for and by students of color
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About Dr. Combs:

The late Dr. Michael W. Combs was more than a distinguished professor of political science, community leader and UNL researcher and author. He daily embodied excellence and a holistic view of education. We created this RSO to ensure that every student knows that they are a young scholar with infinite potential.

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Membership Details:

Open to all students interested at UNL with a 3.4 GPA or higher with an expressed interest in students of color.

Interested in becoming a member?

Please contact the CHS Executive Team at combs.honors.scholars@gmail.com or @unlcombs on Instagram.

You can also join their GroupMe where they announce their events to members.

Dulce Isabel Garcia

"My hope for the Combs Honors Scholars is to create and offer a more safe, inclusive, and welcoming experience for traditionally underrepresented students in the Honors Program and UNL. I want to make sure this is a place where everyone feels like they belong."

DULCE ISABEL GARCIA, President of Combs Honors Scholars

Honors Afterschool Club Leaders

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Our Mission:

To maximize learning and engagement for K-12 students in the afterschool space by providing guidance to students leading afterschool clubs through shared experiences

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What We Do:

Recruit, support, and connect Honors Afterschool Club Members on the UNL campus and in the community through developing and implementing quality curriculum in the afterschool space.

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Membership Details:

  • Applications for Club Leaders are open to all Honors students who are in good standing in the Honors Program.
  • Applications for Honors Afterschool Club Leaders Members, who mentor the Club Leaders, are open to all Honors students who are currently or have previously led an Honors Afterschool Club. Open to all UNL students.

Applications due in September

Questions? Please reach out to Honors at Emailuhon-office@unl.edu.

Club Leader Application - Open Continuously  Club Coach Application - Open in August

Camden Jones

"The Honors Afterschool Club Leaders aim to provide support and experience to students running afterschool clubs through the Honors Program! By providing our services and experiences, we are can keep the Afterschool Club Program running smoothly for years to come. This RSO will provide members with valuable leadership experience through a small, close-knit organization!"

CAMDEN JONES, President of Honors Afterschool Club Leaders

Honors Ambassadors

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Our Mission:

  • To provide prospective students and their families with access to real Honors students who can share their experiences and answer questions
  • To promote and facilitate quality recruitment events for prospective and on-campus students
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You May Know Us From

  • Red Letter Days
  • Honors recruitment activities
  • Honors Campus Visits
  • Honors Student Panels
  • Honors Welcome Events
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Membership Details:

Applications are open to all Honors students in good standing in the Honors Program.

Applications due October 7th

Questions? Please reach out to Emailuhon-office@unl.edu

Honors Ambassadors Application - Open in September

Keegan Oldani

"I chose to join Honors Ambassadors because the Honors Program and the Honors Ambassadors had a significant impact on my decision to attend UNL. I knew that getting involved with Honors Ambassadors would not only be a great experience, but it would also be rewarding to help future Nebraska Honors students discover what could lie ahead for them here at UNL."

Keegan Oldani, Honors Ambassador

Honors Peer Mentors

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Our Mission:

  • To support first-year Honors students in their transition to college
  • To help students build meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and student peers; understand Honors Program expectations; and connect with a wealth of valuable opportunities across campus
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What We Do:

Each peer mentor guides 8-12 first- year Honors students through their first semester in Honors. Mentors also design experiential learning opportunities, called Honors Impacts (HIs), to help students develop in areas such as: academic development, wellbeing, and global awareness.

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Membership Details:

  • Applications for Peer Mentors are open to all Honors students who are in good standing in the Honors Program
  • Applications for Peer Mentor Leaders, who oversee Peer Mentors, are open to all Honors students who have served one or more semesters as a Peer Mentor and are in good standing with the Honors Program

Applications for Peer Mentors due in February
Applications for Peer Mentor Leaders due in October

Questions? Please reach out to Jacob Schlange at jacob.schlange3@unl.edu

Peer Mentor Application - Open in February Peer Mentor Leader Application - Open in October

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"Having an immediate connection on campus made coming to UNL much less intimidating. The Honors Program became a community that I was so proud to be a part of, and my peer mentor was a big part of that. I wanted to give back to the program by becoming a peer mentor and then a peer mentor leader so I could continue to share the benefits of this program with new students."

-Maggie Stotz, President of Honors Peer Mentors

Honors Program Student Advisory Board (HPSAB)

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Our Mission:

  • To foster community among Honors students by planning and hosting social and professional development events for current Honors students
  • To provide a place for Honors students to provide input to the Honors Program administrators
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You May Know Us From

  • Honors Week
    • Game Night, Ice Cream Social, Watch Party, and More!!
  • The HPSAB Scholarship
  • Professional Development Events
    • Cooper Conversations
  • Honors Apparel Sales
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Membership Details:

Applications are open to all Honors students in good standing in the Honors Program.

Applications due in October

Questions? Please reach out to Tamy Burnett at tburnett2@unl.edu

HPSAB Application - Open Now - Due Sept 23, 2022

Clare Kramper

"Honors Program Student Advisory Board is a wonderful way to network with students from all different areas of Honors. If you’re passionate about enacting change, making people feel included, or want to have a part in leadership in Honors, this is the place for you!"

Clare Kramper, HPSAB president

Honors Societies on Campus

There are many honors society options at UNL, and Nebraska Honors students have a history of involvement in all of them. All of these groups are open to students within and outside of the Honors Program.

The following are some of the most prominent honor societies on campus. Please see their websites for more information.

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Mortar Board

"The Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board strives to exemplify the organization's goal of advancing scholarship, leadership, and service."

This is a UNL chapter of a national senior honorary. Application is open to current juniors.

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Innocents Society

"Membership is based upon superior academic achievement, unparalleled leadership, and selfless service to the university and community."

This is the Chancellor's Senior Honorary, and uniquely Nebraskan. Application is open to current juniors. 

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Omicron Delta Kappa

"To identify, honor and develop leaders in collegiate and community life, to encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff and alumni to advance leadership, and to promote and publicize our ideals."

Open to current juniors, seniors, and graduate students. 

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Phi Beta Kappa

"The organization recognizes and encourages a commitment to excellence in the liberal arts."

Open to students in the humanities and social sciences, by invitation only.