The University Honors Program (UHP) believes in the importance of community engagement and service as part of a well-rounded undergraduate education.
Each month, the Honors Leadership Council (HLC) works to host at least one engagement and service opportunity specifically for Honors Program members.
These opportunities include packaging food for the Idaho Food Bank, painting houses as part of Paint the Palouse, walking in Relay for Life and hosting a site for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, among others.
"I enjoy being a part of the Honors Leadership Council because I feel more involved with the Honors Program and the people involved in it! In addition to great social activities, we also focus on service and try to plan at least one volunteer activity a month- which is one of my favorite parts of HLC. I especially enjoyed volunteering at the honors site for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, which was an excellent experience and way to be involved with the University.”
Sam Roberts '18
Biology and Spanish
Center for Volunteerism and Social Action
In addition to the honors service projects, honors students are encouraged to take advantage of the community engagement opportunities provided by the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action.
Many honors students also enjoy participating in Alternative Service Break trips for 1 or 2 weeks during either the winter or spring breaks.