Every semester brings new and exciting activities to Honors Program Members.
Typically, students enrolled in Honors classes go on at least one field trip every semester or have guest speakers and lecturers visit their classes. For instance:
- HN240: The Art & Culture of World Dance class has gone to see the New York City Ballet perform
- EN110: Composition & Literature has gone to see performances on Broadway, including Death of a Salesman & Cinderella
- HN250: The American Presidency has traveled to Washington, D.C. for a visit
- And much more!
At some point, you may find that you are not in an Honors class. That’s okay! There’s still plenty to do. Every semester, Honors field trips and activities are open to all Honors Program Members. Some activities in the past have included:
- Attending the Honors Social, an event that takes place every semester, where students eat, dance, and have a good time
- Going to see the Staten Island Yankees play baseball in the summer
- Watching a performance of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway
- Visiting Coney Island for a day of amusement and fun
- Travelling to museums in New York City
- And much more!
Every semester, the Honors Program engages in volunteer work. Students help to choose the service activities. For instance:
- In Fall 2012, Honors students held a Children’s Book Drive during the month of November to raise awareness of Family Literacy Month. Over 240 children’s books were collected and then donated to local libraries and childcare facilities.
Finally, Honors Colloquium is held every semester. This is an event that all Honors classes participate in by presenting work from the semester. All Honors Program Members attend Colloquium to engage in peer review and sharing of knowledge. At this event, new Program Members are inducted into the Program.