Student groups play an important role in shaping the Honors Program. They are great ways to earn leaderships experience, find service opportunities, and participate in the honors community. From participating in democratic processes that shape the growth and development of the Honors Program with the Honors Student Association to mentoring new Honors students as an Honors Peer Mentor our program’s success draws heavily from student contributions.
Honors Student Organizations
The Honors Student Association (hereafter HSA), a student-run organization, works with the Honors Program administration to further the mission of the Honors program of providing intellectual challenges, resources and support to highly able and motivated students, while encouraging service and leadership for the public good. The Honors Student Council (hereafter HSC) represents the HSA and provides input to the Honors Council and Honors Program Administration about concerns and wishes of the students.
The Honors Student Council is open to students in Honors at Ferris State University regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, genetic information or status as a U.S. Veteran. The Honors Student Council abides by and supports all established policies of Ferris State University, including those of Student Government and the Honors program, State and Federal laws, and local ordinances and regulations.
Honors Programming Board (HPB) plans and executes at least one entertainment event for the Honors program each semester. This organization also designs and sells apparel for the Honors Program and helps coordinate community service activities to help students achieve the Honors required hours. HPB meets every Tuesday at 11:00 am. Members of HPB are required to attend the weekly meetings, participate by contributing their ideas and to volunteer for the various events that we plan.
The Honors Peer Mentor Program is an Registered Student Organization, or RSO, of honors students working to make the transition of freshman into college and honors smoother and more successful. The group is governed by the Honors Peer Mentor Program Executive Board and works closely with the Honors Advisor. It exists to organize and assist the incoming honors freshman with the tools to succeed in their first year of college, including matching them with a peer mentor and providing opportunities to get to know the campus, community and their fellow freshman.
To become a Peer Mentor, one must apply. Interviews to become a Peer Mentor for each fall semester are conducted by the executive board during February.
Social Media Groups
- facebook: Honors Program group (approval required)
- facebook: The Endeavor (approval required)
- facebook: Ferris Honors in Grand Rapids (approval required)
- facebook: Honors class beginning 2016 (approval required)
- facebook: Honors class beginning 2015 (approval required)
- facebook: Honors class beginning 2014 (approval required)
- LinkedIn: Honors Alumni/ae (approval required, must have graduated)