Enhance your Honors experience by taking advantage of engagement and leadership opportunities.
One of the first ways that you can become an active member of the Towson Honors community is through involvement in Honors College Leadership Council. It provides a wide variety of leadership opportunities to Honors students through academic, service and social activities. Honors students in HCLC lead and participate in projects designed to strengthen the Honors community, encourage long-lasting friendships and build Honors traditions. There are three standing standing committees of HCLC that Honors students can join, as well as several ad hoc or special committees/organizations listed below. Each is led by an Honors College Student Director. The Programming Committee is managed by Matthew Miklosovich, the Service Committee (Honors Helping Hands) by Gabriella Harris, and the Marketing Committee by Kai Johnson. HCLC meetings are held every other Sunday at 8:00 p.m. in the Douglass House Multipurpose Room. All Honors students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Matthew Miklosovich, Honors Student Director, for more information.
Located in both Douglass House and the Stephens Hall Lounge, The Book Exchanges operates as a lending library. Student can borrow fictions, non-fiction, and even textbooks that have been donated by former Honors College students and faculty members. Contact The Book Exchange's student coordinator, Maegan Jennings, for more information.
The Honors Helping Hands acts as the standing service committee of HCLC. Founded by Honors College Student Director, Gabriella Harris, Honors Helping Hands plans and executes service projects both on and off campus. Past projects have included trips to the local SPCA and visiting sick children in the pediatric unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Undergraduate Research Club (URC) was founded by current Honors College senior, Lauren Cahalan. The club is a collaboration between the Honors College, Provost's Office, and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. URC provides opportunities and resources for students interested in learning more or conducting their own research while here at TU.
A community of Towson University student-athletes who are also in the Honors College. This organization is designed to support honors students who are balancing demanding athletic schedules and rigorous athletic activities. Towson Honors Athletes seeks to build a network among honors students across all of TU's athletic teams that allows students to stay connected and help one another. In partnership with Athletic Academic Services, Honors student-athletes meet as a group once each semester to provide guidance and support about the Honors curriculum and opportunities available to student-athletes. Join the Towson Honors Athlete online community for more information.
Recruitment Officers serve as student ambassadors of the Honors College, assisting with on and off-campus university activities for prospective students. Honors Recruitment Officers have a passion for their studies, their community, and the Honors College. They assist with prospective student Open Houses, TU4U, and admitted student days, and welcome prospective students to general Honors events like the Celebration of Scholarship and Learning. Students who serve as Recruitment Officers develop a wide range of transferable communication and interpersonal skills. They are often the first point of contact between a prospective student and the Honors College, and set the tone for the entire Honors community and student experience. To become an Honors Recruitment Officer, please email Dr. Abram Fox, Honors College Coordinator, for additional information.
Not Your Granny's Book Club (NYGBC) selects a book or two to read each semester and gathers regularly to discuss. Past events have even included a literary ball where students dressed as their favorite characters from works of literature. NYGBC is coordinated by Honors College student, Diana Reed. Interested students should email Diana for more information about the club.
Honors College student directors are official ambassadors of the Honors College. Student directors are always available to answer student questions about the Honors curriculum, the Honors College Leadership Council (HCLC), classes, Honors events, and life at Towson. They work with prospective students and their families, current students, alumni, and faculty/staff members through a number of events each semester.
Each spring, the Honors College announces the number of student director positions available for the next academic year. The ideal window to apply to be a student director is towards the end of your freshman or sophomore year. The strongest applicants are very active members of both the Honors College community and the university community. Those students who serve as student directors develop outstanding communication, collaboration and leadership skills. They also receive an additional scholarship for their service to the Honors College.
Stop by one of the student director offices (located in 300 Stephens Hall and 135 Douglass House) to learn about all of the advantages and resources available to a member of the TU Honors College. You may also send an email to ask a question or to introduce yourself.