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Honors Engaged Events

Events

Many HE events are developed by the Honors Program; others that are developed by various groups on campus may be certified by Honors as eligible for HE credit. Such events are advertised through weekly Honors Update emails, social media and posters in the University Honors office. Eligibility for HE credit will include the Honors Engaged logo.

Event Descriptions

Artistry

Expands creative skill and/or ability.

  • Adjudicated performance - 1 HE credit
  • Conference attendance - 1 HE credit, Must attend the full conference
  • Lecture series - 1 HE credit, Must attend all sessions to earn the credit
  • Artistic showcase - 1 HE credit, Planning, Directing, Producing, etc.
Career Related Work Experiences

Provides direct experience in a work setting whereby you are able to gain hands-on experience and develop essential professional skills.

  • Internship:
    • 40-79 hours: 1 HE Credit, Required 1 Blog Entry
      80+ hours: 2 HE Credits, Required 2 Blog Entries
    • *Summer internships can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive
  • Conference attendance - 1 HE credit, Must attend the full conference
Experiential Learning

Learning occurs through doing and “hands-on” experiences.

  • Professional certification - 1 HE credit, Certification must be presented upon completion for credit
  • Study Abroad:
    • 4 weeks or less: 1 HE Credit, Required 1 Blog Entry
      5 weeks to full semester: 2 HE Credits, Required 2 Entries
      Full academic year: 4 HE Credits, Required 4 Blog Entries
    • *Summer study abroad can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive.
  • Assisting with students studying abroad in the US (Study Abroad and International House Programs) - 1 HE credit, must assist with the entire program
  • Service trip (outside of the U.S.):
    • 4 weeks or less: 1 HE Credit, Required 1 Blog Entry
      5 weeks to full semester: 2 HE Credits, Required 2 Entries
      Full academic year: 4 HE Credits, Required 4 Blog Entries
    • *Summer service trips can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive
Leadership

Provides opportunity for a student to develop and realize their potential in both professional and personal settings.

  • Peer educator: 2 HE Credit, Instructor must submit an evaluation of your performance at the end
    of the course, must earn a satisfactory review
  • Conference attendance: 1 HE Credit, Must attend the full conference
  • Student Organization/Committee: 1 HE Credit, Serve on the Executive Board
  • Honors Committee: 1 HE Credit, Serve on the committee and attend all meetings
Service-Learning

Engages students in opportunities to better their surrounding community and world.

  • Volunteering - 1 HE Credit for every 5 hours volunteered
  • Fundraising - 1 HE Credit, Must assist with planning and/or working the event (minimum of 5 hours). No credit will be given for donations of money or a gift in kind.
  • Service trip (U.S.):
    • 4 weeks or less: 1 HE Credit, Required 1 Blog Entry
      5 weeks to full semester: 2 HE Credits, Required 2 Blog Entries
      Full academic year: 4 HE Credits, Required 4 Blog Entries
      *Summer service trips can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive.
Undergraduate Research

Furthers understanding through systematic investigation of materials and sources, and knowledge creation.

  • Presentations in defined forum - 1 HE Credit
  • Conference attendance - 1 HE Credit, Must attend the full conference
  • Faculty guided research - 1 HE credit, Faculty must submit verification upon completion, cannot be a Capstone project
Volunteering

Volunteering for 5 hours, at a nonprofit organization, earns a student 1 Honors Engaged credit. These hours don’t need to be done consecutively or at the same organization. In order to receive credit, a supervisor must sign a log with the date and hours worked. This paperwork then must be turned into Sam or the supervisor can send an email to sgaul1@niu.edu to receive the credit.

Workshops

To receive 1 Honors Engaged credit a student must complete 3 workshops. These approved workshops will be sent out in the weekly honors update and can be found on our husky links page. In order to receive credit, for attending, make sure to sign in at the event! If you fail to sign in, you will not receive credit for attending.

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