Honors Student Board

The Honors Student Board was established in 2002 with the purpose of enhancing student participation in the Honors Program and promoting student interaction with the Honors director and coordinator. The Honors Student Board provides advice about the Honors curriculum, voices student views about the structure of the program, plans social and philanthropic activities, and works to draw prospective students.

Selection Process

Students interested in becoming members of the Honors Student Board submit an application at a designated time during the fall semester. The pool of applicants is reviewed by members of the current board. The strongest applicants are invited to join the Honors Student Board.

A senior representative shall be elected to the role of president. The election will take place during the spring semester prior to the president's year-long term. Additionally, representatives shall be elected for vice president, secretary, news editor and treasurer at the last meeting of the spring term.

Honors Student Board Committees


Ambassador Committee

The Ambassador Committee is responsible for being the "face" of the Honors Program for prospective students at events such as the Honors Overnight, Alcalá Bazaar, Admissions open houses and panels, and HSB recruitment.

Social Committee

The social committee provides suggestions for potential Honors Program social activities. One of HSB's annual events is Tea with the President. Honors students get to mingle with President James T. Harris III, who engages in dialogue with students about their experience in the Honors Program, and about the university's goals and initiatives. 

Philanthropy Committee

The philanthropy committee provides suggestions for potential Honors Program philanthropic activities. For instance, students will write cards and put together activity bags for patients at Rady Children's Hospital. 


The Honors Student Board holds monthly meetings. All Honors students are invited to attend and participate in meetings, but they shall not have a vote. All members shall have one vote in an instance where a vote is needed and majority rules.