Community is an important part of life at the Honors College.
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. No matter whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior; whether you live on campus or off campus, you are a part of the Honors College LLC!
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.
Opportunities for students through the Honors LLC include:
Cookies and Conversation
Informal discussions are held throughout the semester in our “Cookies and Conversation” series. Past topics have included Gender and Race in the 2016 Presidential Election, and Life as a Rural Educator in West Virginia.
Small group dinners allow students to interact with movers and shakers on campus in a less formal setting. Past dinners have been held with President Gee, Provost McConnell, and Dean Blemings. Dinners are also held to help students explore their paths beyond their time as WVU undergraduates, with representatives and students to help students chart their way to medical school or law school, or for national and international scholarships and awards.
The Honors LLC organizes trips off-campus to extend student learning beyond the classroom. In fall 2016, students headed to Gettysburg National Military Park with our History Department’s Civil War historian and in spring 2017 to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, in conjunction with an Honors College book club led by Dean Ken Blemings.
Other events have included the Undergraduate Spring Symposium in spring 2017, in which 105 students shared their creative and research efforts with WVU and the community. Many other events are held throughout the school year to help you build relationships with each other, with WVU, and with Honors College faculty and staff. Students are also encouraged to submit their ideas and interests to help us plan future events.