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Honors Program

Honors Community Events

One aspect of building an Honors Community is having the opportunity to learn from and alongside fellow honors students and faculty. In order to do this, we offer a variety of Honors Cultural Events to enhance your Honors experience outside the classroom. These might include lectures, presentations by fellow Honors students, or social events. Since the 2010-2011 academic year, Honors students are required to participate in 2-3 Honors Community Events per year for a total of 8 by the end of their third year.*

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.

How many Honors Community Events must I attend?

Students who began at Butler in the Honors Program must attend 8 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?

At Honors Cultural Events there will be a sign-in sheet you should be sure to sign.

What counts for an Honors Community Event?

Honors Cultural Events will be announced by the University Honors Program. These may include plays, museum exhibits, concerts, operas, visiting writers, Faculty Brown Bag Series, guest speakers, GHS events, festivals, art fairs, political functions, foreign films, or new ethnic dining experiences.

For students who participate in a study abroad program, the Washington, D.C. Learning Semester, or BSI, please see the University Honors Program Coordinator as these experiences can count for some of your cultural events. 

How do I find out about Honors Community Events coming up?

Check this website for upcoming events. Also be sure to read the listserv emails, because we frequently send out information on interesting events on campus. You can also check us out on Facebook. Please notify the Honors Program Assistant Director with your ideas and suggestions.