Getting involved is easy when you’re in the honors program. From the chance to live with your peers on campus to professional networking opportunities, find out how you can be a part of Saint Louis University’s honors community.
Honors Student Association
The Honors Student Association (HSA) is a programming board for the honors student community. All honors students have automatic membership. The HSA is coordinated by a five-member executive board and provides members with opportunities to attend social events, participate in service opportunities, and engage meaningfully with honors faculty. In recent years, the HSA has created and implemented community-building events such as the Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social, year-round "Fireside Chats" that feature informal conversations with Honors Program faculty members and staff, and Honors Night at the Ballpark. We can’t wait to see you at some HSA events!
Path is a peer mentoring program designed to support first-year honors students in their transition to SLU and the larger honors community to promote a healthy, engaged lifestyle at the university. The organization is co-managed by two honors student coordinators, and peer mentorship is provided by returning honors students who serve as Path mentors.
Path mentors are paired with a group of 10-12 first-year students and can assist students with everything from study tips to getting involved on campus. Path mentors also create and implement monthly wellness workshops which are open to all honors students. Past wellness workshops include a focus on journaling for gratitude, practicing mindfulness, and creating nutritious study snacks.
The Honors Learning Community (Honors LC), located in Spring Hall, provides an opportunity for first- and second-year students to live together and to take associated courses together. These common bonds enrich the academic experience of the honors program, engender strong friendships among participants, and provide ample opportunities for service to communities in and around Saint Louis University.
Presidential Scholar Society
The Presidential Scholar Society is a student-led organization that provides professional, academic, service and cultural experiences to help SLU’s Presidential Scholarship recipients develop their full potential as leaders capable of solving issues facing our world today.
Students in the Presidential Scholar Society can apply for competitive grant funding through the Investigative Learning Experiences (ILEX) grant. ILEX grants support scholarly, research, and creative practice projects, some of which have a community engagement component.
For more information, visit the Presidential Scholar Society or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.