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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 residence halls: Honors Hall   (Downtown Campus) and Lincoln Hall (Evansdale Campus).

Honors Student Organizations

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 LGBTQ+ & Allies Affinity Group

Our LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group was founded in the Fall 2019 semester to provide a time and space for our LGBTQ+ students and allies to gather and support one another and laugh and learn. In past monthly meetings, we have toured the WVU LGBTQ+ Center, hosted a board game night and a "Dollar or DIY" holiday gift exchange. We are currently working on connecting with similar groups around campus and establishing a book club focused on LGBTQ+ authors. If you have questions or would like more information about this group, email us at

Honors Students of Color Affinity Group

At the Honors College we recognize that our students of color face challenges beyond the usual concerns with classes and grades. Because of this, in the Fall 2019 semester we established the Honors College Students of Color Affinity Group to help these students connect with and support each other. In addition to setting aside time in our bi-weekly gatherings to check in with each other, we also hear from guests around the WVU campus and the larger Morgantown community who can help this group of Honors scholars better navigate their time and be successful here at WVU. If you have questions or would like more information about this group, email us at

Honors First-Gen Affinity Group

Our Honors First-Generation Group was founded in the Fall 2022 semester to provide a space for students who are the first in their family to attend and graduate from college. A first-gen student is one who neither parent or guardian has earned a four-year degree within the United States. We recognize that navigating the University as a first-gen student can be challenging at times and we want to celebrate your successes. WVU has an established First-Generation Office and our Honors First-Gen Group helps connect our Honors students to resources and other First-Gen students on campus. If you have questions or would like more information about this group, email us at

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. Read more about our Faculty Fellows.

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. Students may apply to become tutors each spring. Free tutoring is available to all West Virginia University undergraduate students virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year. 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 HONR 102: Introduction to Honors course. Read more about the Honors Mentoring Program here


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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