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Community

Honors College first-year students outside the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University.

When you join the Honors College, you become a part of the Honors community.

The Honors Living-Learning Community

All Honors College students are part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community (LLC).

The Honors College LLC is a community that reaches across the West Virginia University campus to provide opportunities for Honors Scholars to extend their learning beyond the classroom through trips, dinners, and special events. Founded on the idea that some of the most important interactions a student has with professors and fellow students occur outside of the classroom, the LLC is committed to providing the opportunities for these encounters to take place. Honors College freshmen also have the opportunity to live in Honors Housing  in one of our two dormitories: Honors Hall (Downtown Campus) and Lincoln Hall (Evansdale Campus)

Honors Student Association

Every Honors College student is a member of the Honors Student Association (HSA). This due-free society is designed for Honors students to have a voice in the Honors College, and works to keep Honors College students connected to the Honors College as they progress through their time at WVU, regardless of what year they are or where they live. HSA facilitates small/local community service projects, engaging academic lectures, and fun social events such as the Honors Formal at the end of each school year. Meetings are held biweekly, and students are encouraged to participate.

Honors College Lectures & Events

The Honors College hosts lectures and events throughout the year. 

Each fall, the Honors Faculty Fellows give students and WVU community members the opportunity to learn more about a topic related to their Honors Foundations Courses. See the 2018 Honors Faculty Fellows Lecture Series schedule here.  

See the full Honors College calendar here

Honors Leadership Opportunities

Honors College students have the opportunity to impact their fellow Honors students by taking advantage of Honors leadership opportunities.

Hall Council

Any Honors student living on campus can get involved in organizing programming in their hall community by joining Hall Council. Students living in Honors Hall or Lincoln Hall can earn one Honors credit for Hall Council if they sign up for Honors 101 (HONR 101).

Becoming a Resident Assistant

After their freshmen year, Honors College students can apply to be a Resident Assistant in Honors Housing at Honors Hall or Lincoln Hall, helping to mentor the next class of Honors College students.

Tutoring & Mentoring Incoming Freshmen

Tutoring is available with the testWELL Learning Center. testWELL tutors are certified members of the National Tutoring Association. Free tutoring is available to all West Virginia University undergraduate students Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-10 p.m. in the Lincoln Hall Library and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. in Honors Hall.  Students may apply to become tutors each spring. Read more about testWELL tutoring here.

The Honors Mentoring Program fosters leadership skills in Honors students. Selected Honors students take coursework in peer mentoring in the spring, and then serve as mentors for new, incoming Honors students in the fall. Mentors are paired together to teach incoming freshmen in the Honors 298O Orientation Add-on course. Read more about the Honors Mentoring Program here

Volunteering/ Service

Honors College students love to get involved and help others through volunteering and service. In the 2016-2017 academic year, Honors students logged  14,611.03 hours with iServe, an online system at WVU that helps students find volunteering opportunities and track their volunteer hours. 

Current students can find volunteering opportunities listed on iServe, and can sign up for classes with Service Learning (SRVL). Honors College specific opportunities can be found on the Honors College iServe page.

Honors College Alumni

Are you a West Virginia University Alumni from the Honors College? Check out the Honors Alumni page for information on giving back to the Honors College and joining the William E. Collins Alumni Society.

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