Honors Program Co-Curricular Requirement Hours Log-Sheet.
Honors students already uphold the College's motto -- Educate for Service -- and the Honors Program's motto -- Learn, Serve, and Lead -- throughout their college experience. Many Honors Program students regularly and actively engage in volunteer service, community engagement, and leadership experiences each year. This co-curricular requirement in the Honors Program will allow students to record and share those experiences. This initiative will help us recognize the meaningful contributions our Honors students actively make to their communities.
Beginning in Fall 2021, Honors students will record their 15 hours of volunteer service, community engagement, and leadership each year throughout their undergraduate education. Then starting in Fall 2022, all Honors students will submit a diary of those activities as well as a reflection paper on a yearly basis.
Students can use Community-based Learning (CBL) courses, such as HON 201; opportunities through the Center for Community and Civic Engagement at Etown; attendance at all US Foreign Policymaking Leadership Sessions with Ambassador John Craig (moderated by Dr. Ozkanca) throughout the academic year; and many more volunteering and/or community engagement and/or leadership opportunities (pre-approved by the Director of the Honors Program).
Benefits of this requirement for students include recognizing and celebrating the significant and impactful service conducted by students; helping students develop inter-group friendships on deeper levels and enhancing their identities as engaged citizens; and providing students a way to purposefully organize and demonstrate their community engagement, volunteer service, and leadership activities, which in turn will help in preparing applications for graduate schools, prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and other career opportunities.