Honors Community Events
One of the greatest benefits to participating in the Honors
Program is the opportunity to learn from and alongside fellow
honors students and faculty. We expect our honors students to take
advantage of this enriching resource by becoming actively involved
in the Honors community. We want honors students to be
entertained by, excited by, and educated about what fellow honors
students and faculty are learning. For this reason, beginning
in academic year 2010-2011, Honors students are required to attend
eight honors community events in their first three years*.
These community events will be announced to all Honors students and
may include: Honors course speakers; Honors course presentations;
presentations/performances of undergraduate thesis work; cultural
events sponsored by the Student Honors Council; and/or special
events sponsored by the Honors Program. We strongly encourage
Honors students to suggest guest speakers and group outings to
special events, lectures, and exhibits - on campus and beyond-
related to their honors coursework or thesis
research. Also, students should request that the Honors
Program office invite fellow honors students and faculty to
events related to their honors courses and theses.
*Honors community events are in addition to Butler
Cultural Community Events required by the core curriculum.
Students joining the Honors Program prior to academic year
2010-2011 must complete 12 cultural events that can, but do
not have to, relate directly to the Honors community.
How many Honors community events must I attend?
Students who began at Butler in the Honors Program must attend
eight events in their first three years. Students
entering after one semester must attend seven events; those
entering after two semesters must attend six events.
How do I document my participation in Honors community
events? To fulfill this requirement, students report
their participation in Honors Community Events to the Honors
Program coordinator by sending an email to Amy Elson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report the event name and date along with your student
ID number. If you're in doubt as to whether a non-listed event is
appropriate, check with Amy. We will let you know when you
have completed your events requirement. Many students stick to the
"two or three a year" guideline, while others report events as they
go. Some students send a big list at the end of the year.
What counts for an Honors community event?
Plays, museum exhibits, concerts, operas, visiting writers, guest
speakers, GHS events, festivals, art fairs, political functions,
foreign films, new ethnic dining experiences, study abroad, etc.
that can be linked to an honors course or undergraduate honors
thesis work in some meaningful way will count.
How do I find out about Honors community events coming
up? Check the honors website for upcoming events.
Also be sure to read the listserv emails, because we frequently
send out information on interesting events on campus. We also try
to provide tickets to relevant events at least once per semester
for a group of honors students, so keep your eyes open for free
tickets! Many honors classes attend speakers or other events
together as well. Again, we expect students and faculty to
look for opportunities to take their learning beyond the honors
classroom, and to invite the greater honors community when possible
to participate with them. Please notify the Honors Program
Coordinator (email@example.com) with your
ideas and suggestions.