Student Involvement

How will you get involved?

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 or call us at 419.372.8504.

Explore student opportunities below.


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.

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 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.

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.