Below are some of the events and programs you can expect from the Honors Program each year.
This overnight event for first-year Honors Program members allows incoming freshmen to meet faculty and staff, discover opportunities in the Honors Program, and celebrate the beginning of their first semester at Tech with fellow Honors Program members.
Palentine's Day Party
This event took place after Valentine's Day and was a chance for students to fill out a survey and find a "Palentine Match". The party that followed the survey had a chocolate fountain, cookie decorating, food, music, and gave students a chance to meet new friends.
Each year around the middle of spring semester, the Honors Program and the College of Sciences co-host this special event. The Karlovitz Lecture is named in honor of Les Karlovitz, the former director of the School of Mathematics who was dean of the College of Science and Liberal Studies beginning in 1983. Karlovitz left Georgia Tech in 1989 and died in 1990. His widow, Julie Karlovitz, established the seminars in his memory.
Seeking to broaden intellectual discourse on campus, the series focuses on speakers whose work has led them to stretch across disciplinary boundaries. We offer our students the opportunity to get to know a speaker’s work beforehand—either within their special topic courses or in a reading/discussion group, attend the public lecture, and then meet the speaker via a classroom visit or in a small question and answer session. Our students have expressed their appreciation for the speaker series and their desire to see it expanded to include philosophers, artists, and other scholars from disciplines that are underrepresented on campus.
De-Stress With Art
This year, one of the Student Assistants hosted an event where Honors Program students could head down to the classroom and experiment with different art media. This included acrylic paint, watercolor, finger paint, origami, collage materials, pens, pencils, markers, clay, and more! This was an opportunity for students to take their minds of any upcoming tests they had, eat some snacks, and get creative!
Every spring semester, the Honors Program hosts a lively banquet that many students attend. This is a chance to listen to several very influential people in the Honors Program. This event includes snacks and drinks and an open dance floor later in the night. It is a chance for students to get dressed up and spend a night away from the academic side of the Honors Program while only further building a sense of community among its members.
The student-led HP Book Club meets on Saturday evenings to discuss books they've read as a group. Club members select and vote on the books they want to read together. Contact Mary Kate Gale for more information!
Preventive healthcare is not just about taking vitamins, exercising, and annual check ups; there are mental activities and tricks that prevent the onset of anxiety disorders and depression. The Honors Program wishes to see all our students succeed both academically and in well-being. We have invited speakers to talk about the arts of mindfulness and meditation and to lead practice sessions, in order for our students to learn how to slow the pace of their mind and find less stress and anxiety in their thought processes.
This is an opportunity for both upperclassmen and freshmen. Upperclassmen can make a little money and rack up some volunteer hours being a part of organizing various social and cultural events, and the freshmen will be able to enjoy the fruits of those labors.