Student Honors Council

Student Honor Council 2024

Students elected to Butler University’s Student Honors Council (SHC) are the leaders of an active and robust Honors campus community.  Board members serve a calendar-year term, with elections being held in November for the following year.  The SHC works closely with the University Honors Program Faculty and Staff to develop events and programming that will benefit, promote, and engage our students in both the BU community and with our network of Honors alumni.

All Honors students are welcome to apply for leadership positions on the SHC!  Scroll to meet your 2024 Representatives.

Honors Student Council

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Abby Fulton

My name is Abby Fulton, and I am honored to serve as this year’s Honors President. I am a current junior studying Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies as well as minors in History and Anthropology on the Pre-Law track. In the Honors program, I have been able to dive deeper into topics of justice and morality that I am passionate about in courses such as my Honors First Year Seminar, Breaking Bad, while also getting to dive into other areas such as learning how to cook and the history of various foods in one of my courses titled Food History, Health, and Happiness. The Honors Program has given me lifelong friendships (especially with the current members of the Student Honors Council), and the opportunity to write a thesis before graduating from Butler in December. I hope to be a resource for current students navigating their Honors experience as well as prospective students who are interested in seeing everything Butler has to offer. I always love to answer questions and look forward to being an advocate for Honors students. Go Dawgs!

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Abby Hoehn

My name is Abby Hoehn and I am so excited to continue to serve in the position of VP of Community Engagement & Service for a second year! I am a current Junior majoring in Strategic Communication and minoring in Anthropology and Geography & Global Societies. Throughout my time in the Honors Program, I have had the privilege of taking courses such as Hidden Indianapolis, The Modern American Memior, and Bad Environmentalists. All of these courses have allowed me to learn about topics that I would not typically be discussing in my course schedule. I have made so many amazing friendships through my classes and time on the Student Honors Council and I am forever grateful for my time spent in the program. During my time in this position, I hope to create meaningful connections for everyone within the Honors Program through fun and engaging activities and events. Through these events and activities, we can foster a culture of empathy, understanding, and solidarity in order to make the Honors Program a community where everyone can thrive. I am always open to ideas or questions so feel free to reach out at any time! I am looking forward to another great year with the Honors Program!

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Alyssa Smith

My name is Alyssa Smith and I have the privilege of being able to serve as this year’s Director of Orientation and Membership. I am a sophomore and a Psychology and Spanish double major on the Pre-Occupational Therapy track. Joining the Honors program was one of the best decisions I made when coming to Butler. Courses such as my Honors First Year Seminar, Women Writing the World, allowed me to engage in meaningful conversations about justice and equal rights. In addition, I had the opportunity to dive deeper into topics that are relevant and meaningful to me, such as one of my classes called The German American experience. The Honors program has given me meaningful relationships through my Honors First Year Seminar, serving on the Student Honors Council and attending Honors Community Events. I hope to serve as a resource for both incoming and current Honors students and continue to build the community that has provided me with so much. I look forward to meeting you all and being able to work with you and support you throughout this year. Go Dawgs!

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Kate Rashevich

My name is Kate Rashevich, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve as your Student Honors Council Treasurer and Alumni Relations Director! I am a junior Political Science major with a minor in History on the Pre-Law track. Being a part of Butler’s Honors Program has given me the ability to develop important skills as a student and pursue interesting topics outside of my major. My passion for reading and writing was fostered through many of the Honors classes, including my FYS Women Writing the World, The Modern American Memoir, and What Does It Mean to be Spiritual. The Honors Program has helped me to meet many of my closest friends at Butler, including my two roommates who are the absolute lights of my life. I am very excited to help strengthen the relationship between Honors students and alumni during my time as a Director, as I hope to build working relationships for my fellow students that can last a lifetime. Most importantly, I am delighted to be a resource for this community, and I look forward to meeting many of you while I serve on the Council. I cannot wait to share my joy for this year’s Honors Council with the rest of the Butler community!