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The program hosts teas where faculty and students meet for informal conversations, and invited speakers address students on a variety of topics. Recent events include:
The Honors Liaison, comprised of students in all four undergraduate classes, organizes activities throughout the year. The Liaison is student-led and focuses on representing Honors students within the Simmons and Boston communities. Each fall the Liaison organizes a film festival and invites a Simmons faculty member to speak on her/his current research for the Honors Lecture each spring. Past Liaison events include fundraising and participation in the Walk for Hunger, an Honors Pajama Relaxation Night and a weekly Jane Austen movie club.
If you are interested in joining the Honors Liaison, please email email@example.com and we will direct you to the current Liaison President.
The Student Advisory Board is a small group of Honors students who attend monthly meetings with the Honors Director to discuss curricular issues within the Honors Program. Members are encouraged to make suggestions for change within the Honors Program and propose new programs and ideas. Recently, SAB members discussed changing the GPA requirements for Honors students, adding civic engagement to the Honors curriculum, and starting the Summer Peer Mentoring Program for incoming freshmen. SAB members are also called upon to represent Honors at recruiting events.
The Peer Mentoring program pairs current Honors students with incoming Freshmen who have been accepted to the Honors Program and are preparing to begin their first year at college. Peer Mentors make themselves available via email over the summer to answer questions about being an Honors student and making the transition to college life. In the fall, the Peer Mentors and their "mentees" have the chance to meet and socialize at the Peer Mentor Tea.
The Director of the Honors Program works with small groups of students and mentors individuals interested in applying to graduate school, as well as for national grants such as the Fulbright, Truman, and Boren.