The Honors College Student Leadership Circle advises Honors College staff on the development, implementation and review or HC student programming and opportunities. During the 2023-2024 academic year, the SLC will contribute to several projects, working with HC staff leads. These projects vary in duration and time commitment, and they are described below. New projects and opportunities will be listed for for fall, winter and spring terms. Interested students are invited to select which fall term projects they are interested in contributing to by Friday, October 20. Students will then be contacted by project leads to coordinate initial meetings. Students not in Corvallis are encouraged to participate, and remote options will be made available where necessary.

All current Honors College students are welcome to participate in the Student Leadership Circle. We cannot guarantee that each student's first choice project will be open, so we encourage students to indicate each opportunity the are interested in engaging with. New projects may be added later in the year and will be announced in HC media.

Project 1 - Honors College Inclusive Excellence Plan review

The Honors College leadership team has drafted a diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan (building on the HC 2020-2025 Strategic Plan), the Honors College Inclusive Excellence Plan, and students working in this group will provide an initial review and assist in developing and implementing a plan to collect feedback from other HC community constituencies.

Project Lead: Kevin Stoller, Honors College Assistant Dean of External Relations and Student Engagement

Commitment: The time commitment is expected to be approximately 2-5 hours each month. This project is expected to continue through the academic year.

Project 2 - New Honors College "learning away" programs

The Honors College is planning to expand the number of HC-sponsored faculty-led study abroad opportunities and develop new domestic learning away programs. Students in this group will assist in researching examples from other colleges and universities, collect feedback from current HC students and past study abroad participants, connect with academic advisors regarding barriers to participation, and meet with OSU Global Opportunities staff.

Project Lead: Susan Rodgers, Honors College Associate Dean

Commitment: This group will hold between 3 and 6 meetings, and there will be some work between meetings. Theis project may extend to winter term

Project 3 - Honors College professional development programming

Students will contribute to the review of areas of opportunity for Honors College professional development programming and assist in creating and assessing new opportunities for students.

Project Lead: Bailey Garvin, Honors College Student Engagement and Data Coordinator

Commitment: The time commitment is expected to be approximately 2 hours each month. This project may extend to future terms.

Project 4 - Student perceptions of National and Global Scholarships Advising

Members of this group will assist in a review of how well perceptions of the National and Global Scholarships Advising office match their values: 1) We are a welcoming and inclusive space for exploration of student opportunities; 2) any student at OSU, undergraduate, graduate and alumni, are invited to pursue any opportunity for which they are eligible, with support from our office; 3) we strive to ensure that students have a positive experience with the scholarship application process; 4) we strongly believe in the personal and professional development value in the application process that is separate from the outcomes of the competitions. Members of this group will take a survey, review spaces and materials and provide feedback.

Project Lead: LeAnn Adam, Director of National and Global Scholarships Advising

Commitment: The time commitment is expected to be a single 1-2 hour meeting.

Project 5 - Prospective student presentations review

The first-year experience team invites current Honors College students to attend 1-2 prospective student presentations by HC ambassadors and provide feedback on the effectiveness and accuracy of the content. The team's goal is to adjust the presentations based on student input to more completely portray the experience of honors students.

Project Lead: Gildha Cumming, Assistant Dean of Admissions, First-Year Experience and Communications and Courtney Lira, Recruitment and Student Engagement Coordinator

Commitment: Involvement will entail attending 1 hour of presentations and providing feedback for 15-30 minutes.

Project 6 - Student community communications

The Honors College is reviewing its methods of student outreach, particularly the Monday Message email and the Honors College Community Connector app. Members of this group will provide feedback on the effectiveness of these tools and HC student communications more broadly.

Project Lead: Courtney Lira, Recruitment and Student Engagement Coordinator

Commitment: This group will meet for one 1-2 hour meeting.

Please select all projects you would be interested in or willing to participate in. Participation will be confirmed before meetings begin.