Most communication from the Honors coordinator will be sent out through e-mail using the college web-mail system. Honors students are expected to check their student accounts regularly to keep apprised of new developments and opportunities affecting the honors program.
At the beginning of each semester(usually the third week), students are invited to an Honors Enrichment Orientation. These meetings are mandatory for new honors students, but continuing honors students are encouraged to attend. Important information and events are announced at this time.
Scribendi, an honors journal published by the University of New Mexico and sponsored by the Western Regional Honors Council, is dedicated to the publication of honors students’ creative and non-fiction work. Specifying a November deadline, the editors of the journal invite submissions each fall and award a $250 prize in each category for the short stories, poems, essays, art, and photography selected for publication. The Scribendi submission form may be obtained from the honors coordinator, whose signature is also required.
Each year the National Collegiate Honors Council sponsors an honors semester through one of its member institutions. The location of this full-time fall semester of honors courses changes each year and has been offered in locations ranging from New York to Greece. The National Collegiate Honors Council and the Western Regional Honors Council also offer partial scholarships to cover the expenses, which usually reach approximately $2,500. In addition, honors institutions sponsor summer abroad programs that are open to Mt. San Jacinto College students. Scholarships are usually available for international exchange programs, but students must plan ahead.
Take advantage of the workshops designed to help you better navigate the process of preparing for transfer. These include preparing for university and scholarship applications and searching for financial aid opportunities.
Serving on the Honors Faculty Committee
At least two honors students will be asked to serve as student representatives on the Honors Faculty Committee, which meets four times a semester to work on issues concerning the Honors Enrichment Program. Your participation on this committee is crucial as you will represent the student perspective to the cmmittee. We need your perspective to ensure that the Honors Program is meeting student needs as effectively as possible, so please consider serving in this capacity.
At times we will invite you to an enrichment activity—a field trip, a play, concert, gallery or museum excursion, the HTCC conference at UCI, a campus visit, and the like. Please enjoy these activities and let us know if there are other activities you would like to see us offer.