Community

The Honors Program experience at Northeastern extends beyond the classroom. In conjunction with a number of programs and services on campus and in the metropolitan area, we open doors to exciting cultural events, chances for important contributions to the Boston community, and the opportunity to play a leadership role within the Honors Program. Honors students help the program in significant ways each year through their commitment to the program.  Activities that are facilitated by student support include:  Welcome Week, monthly Pizza and Profs, and the selection of the First Pages book by Honors Readers. Students also serve a recruiting role as Honors Ambassadors, team-teach Enhancing Honors as Honors Mentors, present research at our annual Honors Evening, and work closely with faculty as Teaching Assistants in the First Year Inquiry Series.

Additionally, the Honors Program offers a variety of programming to reinforce a sense of community amongst its students, including the Sophomore cruise, Welcome Back Nights, Senior Dinner, and the annual Senior & Parent Reception. Subsidized tickets to theatrical productions and museum events in Boston are also made available each semester.

One of our most important connections is with the Center for University and Residence Life. The Honors Program has Living Learning Communities in International Village for first-year students as well upper-class housing in West Village F and several floors in West Village C. Upper-class students work as Honors Residence Assistants in all of this housing and work with Resident Directors to facilitate programming.

The Honors Program works closely each year with the Office of Community Service in the facilitation of the Honors Outreach Project – our program’s major volunteer activity. Community Service is also a setting where Honors students can connect with programs on campus, such as the Campus Girl Scouts. Students also connect with programs in the larger Boston area, such as Rosie’s Place, a shelter for women. Students are given the chance to participate in episodic volunteer events lasting a day or making a long term commitment to a local organization providing services in the greater metropolitan area.

There are many ways to become more active in your undergraduate years here on campus. Northeastern is a great campus in a great city and we will work with you to help take advantage of many opportunities beyond the classroom.