The Honors Review


A look back at all of the fun and amazing things IUPUI Honors students have accomplished through groups and organizations.

Honors College Ambassadors

New this year are our Honors College Ambassadors. This dedicated team of eight honors scholars work with prospective students and families to showcase the Honors College, give tours of the Honors College space, share their experiences with research, overseas study, internships, and Honors courses, and discuss the scholarship opportunities within the Honors College.

Do you remember the first time you toured the Honors College? Post your memory on Twitter using #HonorsMemory and @IUPUIHonors.

Honors Adventure Club

The Honors Adventure Club (HAC) allows “hard-working students to develop a community within the Honors College with other honors students while engaged in exciting, wild events that also serve as stress-relievers," says former HAC President, Lilian Nguyen.

The 2018-19 academic year was a lively one for the HAC, filled with events to match each season! Members had the opportunity to experience the Thirteenth Hour haunted attraction in Indy during the fall and hot cocoa in the Honors College space before heading out to ice skate at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum in the winter. Before we knew it, spring break was here and students decided to go rock-climbing, in-doors at Climb Time Indy! With the end of the spring semester approaching, and warm/summer-like weather upon them, the HAC planned a picnic and hike at Fort Harrison State Park.

What’s your favorite memory from the Honors Adventure Club? Post your memory on Twitter using #HonorsMemory and @IUPUIHonors.

Academics for Civic Engagement

Academics for Civic Engagement (ACE) organized and hosted 13 service events for Honors students at sites including Wheeler Mission, Indianapolis Public Library, Ronald McDonald House, and Paw’s Pantry. Our entire executive board graduated, so we have a new board this year.  They’ve gotten off to a great start by recruiting more than 35 incoming students during JagBlast at Honors Orientation. Molly Pederson, rising junior and new Academics for Civic Engagement president: “I am very excited to play a more important role in the organization, as I always enjoyed volunteering as a member these past few years.”

What was your favorite service activity as an Honors Scholar? Post your memory on Twitter using #HonorsMemory and tag us @IUPUIHonors.

Honors Arts & Culture Society

This year’s participants in the Arts & Culture Society not only were patrons of the arts in Indianapolis, but also creators of art. The students enjoyed trips to the Eiteljorg Museum and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and they even saw a Broadway National Tour production of Waitress. They hosted a “Canvas and Cider” event as well as attended a pottery class, and participants used the pots to plant herb gardens.

Do you have a favorite Arts & Culture Society memory? Post your memory on Twitter using #HonorsMemory and tag us @IUPUIHonors.

Honors Peer Mentor Program

The Honors Peer Mentor Program served a group of 86 mentees and 46 mentors. This past year saw the addition of a new Canvas site to provide better forms of communication between the mentors, and the approval of the program to be included on the Experiential and Applied Learning Record. In addition to one-on-one meetings, mentors and mentees participated in group outings like laser tag, glow golf, ice-skating, and volunteering at Gleaner’s Food Bank. When asked if they would recommend being a mentor to another student, our mentors said, “Absolutely! I learned how to better relate to other people and lead,” and, “it’s a great experience that helps build character and empathy.”

What’s your favorite memory working with your mentor or mentee? Post your memory on Twitter using #HonorsMemory and tag us @IUPUIHonors.

Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma

Alpha Lambda Delta / Phi Eta Sigma continues to be one of the top chapters in the country and our members have won almost $400,000 in national scholarships since 2003. In fact, one of our officers won all five national scholarships for a total of $28,000! We serve the community through numerous service events with Indy Parks, the Ronald McDonald House, Jagathon, Campus Housing, local animal shelters, and many other organizations. We even had nine teams in the Regatta last year, and we are the reigning Battleships champions. We hold our annual Samstrong Dance for St. Jude in memory of former Honors College student, Sam Featherstone. Our officers attend regional and national conferences every year, and we’ve had four students serve on the national boards of both ALD and PES.

And the biggest news of all, Alpha Lambda Delta chapter was just awarded the “Order of the Torch” as one of the top four chapters in the country! Congratulations!

Were you active in ALD/PES? What was your favorite memory? Post your memory on Twitter using #HonorsMemory and tag us @IUPUIHonors.

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