By: Kasey Andrade
Are you looking for a way to get more involved with the Honors Program? The Honors Student Congress (HSC) is a community of engaged students who are united in their efforts of developing themselves and others as leaders, achieving academic success, promoting inclusivity and diversity, and encouraging social change and development. The Honors Student Congress consists of four pillars: Service, Programming, Scholarship, and Fundraising.
The mission of the Service Pillar is to provide community service opportunities on and off campus, raise money, and collect donations for the local community and international causes. In the past, Service has hosted blood drives, collected items for the campus food pantry, organized a Be the Match bone marrow drive, and participated in Relay for Life.
The Programming Pillar aims to help Honors students build connections and friendships by planning social events. Programming has hosted a biweekly breakfast series, trivia nights, on and off campus movie nights, and trips to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The Scholarship Pillar’s focus is on improving education and increasing academic related opportunities. Scholarship’s most popular programs are “Pizza & Prof” events, where faculty and students are able to come together in a casual setting to discuss the faculty member’s research and area of study or current events.
The goal of the Fundraising Pillar is to plan and execute fundraising events that support the other HSC pillars and fund projects undertaken by the Congress. Past fundraising efforts have included bake sales and selling “Finals Survival Kits.”
HSC meets every Tuesday at 5pm in the Academic Achievement Center (AAC), located on the ground floor of the Maxwell Library. If you are looking for a fun and meaningful organization to join, HSC is for you! We hope to see you at the next meeting!