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Honors Engaged Events

Event Descriptions

Artistry

Expands creative skill and/or ability.

  • Adjudicated performance - 1 HE credit
  • Conference attendance - 1 HE credit, Must attend the full conference
  • Lecture series - 1 HE credit, Must attend all sessions to earn the credit
  • Artistic showcase - 1 HE credit, Planning, Directing, Producing, etc.
Career Related Work Experiences

Provides direct experience in a work setting whereby you are able to gain hands-on experience and develop essential professional skills.

  • Internship:
    • 2 HE Credits, Must notify the Honors Program, Must submit one pre-opportunity blog and one reflection

    • *Summer internships can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive

  • Conference attendance - 1 HE credit, Must attend the full conference
Experiential Learning

Learning occurs through doing and “hands-on” experiences.

  • Professional certification - 1 HE credit, Certification must be presented upon completion for credit
  • Study Abroad:
    • 2 HE Credits, Must notify the Honors Program, Must submit one pre-opportunity blog and one reflection
    • *Summer study abroad can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive.
  • Assisting with students studying abroad in the US (Study Abroad and International House Programs) - 1 HE credit, must assist with the entire program
  • Service trip (outside of the U.S.):
    • 2 HE Credits, Must notify the Honors Program, Must submit one pre-opportunity blog and one reflection
    • *Summer service trips can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive
Leadership

Provides opportunity for a student to develop and realize their potential in both professional and personal settings.

  • Peer educator: 2 HE Credit, Instructor must send an email to confirm
    of the course, must earn a satisfactory review
  • Conference attendance: 1 HE Credit, Must attend the full conference
  • Student Organization/Committee: 1 HE Credit, Serve on the Executive Board
  • Honors Committee: 1 HE Credit, Serve on the committee and attend all meetings
Service-Learning

Engages students in opportunities to better their surrounding community and world.

  • Fundraising - 1 HE Credit, Must assist with planning and/or working the event (minimum of 5 hours). No credit will be given for donations of money or a gift in kind.
  • Service trip (U.S.):
    • 2 HE Credits, Must notify the Honors Program, Must submit one pre-opportunity blog and one reflection
    • *Summer service trips can count toward the next fall semester, not retroactive.
Undergraduate Research

Furthers understanding through systematic investigation of materials and sources, and knowledge creation.

  • Presentations in defined forum - 1 HE Credit
  • Conference attendance - 1 HE Credit, Must attend the full conference
  • Faculty guided research - 1 HE credit, Faculty must submit verification upon completion, cannot be a Capstone project
Volunteering

Volunteering for 5 hours, at a nonprofit organization, earns a student 1 Honors Engaged credit. These hours don’t need to be done consecutively or at the same organization. In order to receive credit, a supervisor must sign a log with the date and hours worked. Paperwork can be turned into the Honors office or the supervisor can send an email to honorsengaged@niu.edu to receive the credit. Hours earned from the first day of the fall semester until December 31st will count toward the fall semester. Hours earned from January 1st through the last day of the spring semester will count for the spring semester.

Workshops

To receive 1 Honors Engaged credit a student must complete 3 workshops. These approved workshops will be sent out in the weekly honors update and can be found on our husky links page. In order to receive credit, for attending, make sure to sign in at the event! If you fail to sign in, you will not receive credit for attending. 

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