Student Involvement

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Building Our Community Through Involvement
The Honors College Experience

The Honors College offers a wide range of enrichment activities, including guest speakers, service learning programs, Honors faculty discussions, reading groups, cultural events and trips, and a variety of other opportunities. In addition to attending these events, student leadership positions are available to Honors students in a variety of areas. For more information regarding the opportunities listed below, email the Honors College at honors@bgsu.edu or call us at 419.372.8504.

Free Thinkers Society

The Free Thinkers Society seeks to establish a community of like-minded thinkers where members can hold intelligent discussions. They hope to meet and sharpen their minds through the sharing of ideas and thoughts amongst each other. This collaborative group of intellects represents the pursuit of enlightenment and open-mindedness.

BGSU Mediation Team

The BGSU Mediation Team competes in three international, intercollegiate tournaments, representing BGSU in competition with hundreds of other colleges and universities. Members of the team receive mediation training as part of the learning process of preparing for tournaments, and they learn techniques for solving arguments without resorting to fighting or going through costly and stressful court procedures. 

Honors Fellows

Honors Fellows are a community of HLC students committed to furthering the mission of the HLC through cultivating relationships, developing intellectual and social programming, and serving as liaisons among HLC residents, Honors staff, and Founders Hall staff.

Honors Opening Weekend Group Leaders (OWGLs)

OWGLs help facilitate the Intro to Honors orientation program. Introduction to Honors (in conjunction with the Office of New Student Orientation and First Year Programs) is a comprehensive program designed to welcome, orient, and prepare students as they transition to college.

Honors College Ambassador

Ambassadors serve as positive student representatives for the Honors College at various recruitment events for prospective BGSU Honors students. They speak with these prospective students both one-on-one and in groups. They may also provide tours within Honors Housing. 

Honors Scholars - formally known as IMPACT

Honors Scholars seeks to provide a challenging intellectual experience for a small group of exceptionally achievement-oriented BGSU Honors students who grow as thoughtful and committed citizens and who realize the wisdom of pursuing that growth through studying critical thinking and moral development.

Honors Student Association (HSA)

HSA is a student organization that seeks to foster learning in and outside of the classroom by providing all motivated BGSU students with opportunities to enhance their learning through alternative educational experiences and through social interaction with one another.

Honors College Mentorship Program

The Honors College Mentorship Program pairs upper class student mentors with first or second year students in a similar major or discipline. Its purpose is to foster community amongst Honors College students, to encourage individual growth through mentee and mentor relationships, and to prepare students for academic and professional success. Mentors work through a set of modules throughout the school year with their mentees, covering everything from getting acclimated to college to advice on how to begin an Honors project. At the end of the program, mentees are encouraged to consider mentoring new students during the following academic year. 

Peer Facilitators

Upper class students who have successfully completed HNRS 2010: Introduction to Critical Thinking are eligible to serve as Peer Facilitators. These students help faculty design their section of the course, facilitate class sessions, and serve as strong role models to incoming students in the class.

Student Advisory Board (SAB)

Student Advisory Board (SAB) members provide advice regarding the evolution of the Honors College. In particular, SAB members offer input related to program requirements, course offerings, faculty and staff expectations, and student involvement and learning community expectations.

Tuition Raffle

The Tuition Raffle is the second largest student-run fundraiser on campus. Tuition Raffle committee members work together to coordinate all aspects of this project.