HC Merit Pin


Honors College Merit PinAs a member of the Honors College, you are eligible to earn points towards the exclusive Honors College Merit Pin, which you can wear for networking events, interviews, and other professional events!

Student involvement will be tracked with event attendance and program participation confirmation from staff. Involvement reviews will take place at the end of each semester and if you are eligible for the HC pin you will receive an email invitation to the ‘Pinning Reception’.

Requirements & Criteria

  • Students can earn points during their first, second, and third years as members of the Honors College. *Students are not eligible to receive a pin after the completion of their third year at the Honors College.

  • Students are eligible to claim their points to receive an HC Pin during their second year (Sophomore) or third year (Junior).

  • Students must be making progress towards Honors College requirements and in good judicial and academic standing at time of review.

  • Total points needed to earn HC Pin = 10

Points Checklist

High Level Involvement (worth 5 points)

  • 1 year of leadership service at the HC (Community liaison, Mentor in Residence, HC Lead Ambassador, Diversity Peer Educator, Service Assembly, Student Advisory Board, HCAlly, HC Resident Assistant, RHA, HC Alternative Break leader, ELT of Mentoring Pod Program, Alumni and Employer Engagement Board, HC Media Team)
  • Member of Mentoring Pod Program
  • Innovation Lab Fellow
  • Honors Study Abroad class + travel
  • Learning Assistant for an HC class

Mid Level Involvement (worth 3 points)

  • Winternship participant
  • Employer Site Visit participant
  • HC Alternative Break participant
  • DRC STEAM winter-break week participant
  • HC Ambassador
  • Write for the HC Blog during an academic year
  • HC Team participant for Relay for Life and/or Dance Marathon
  • Log all 30 HCserves hours
  • Volunteer as a tutor for Asset Based Community Driven Education (A2E)

Low Level Involvement (worth 1 point)

  • HC Coffee House performer
  • Complete the annual Summer Experience Survey
  • Attend Annual Networking Soiree
  • Attend Annual Research Reception
  • Giving Day participant
  • Class Reunion attendance
  • Instagram takeover or featured FB post with Director of Marketing
  • Attend a Master Class or Knightly Roundtable
  • Attend annual Networking through Sport Golf Clinic
  • Attend or lead discussion at professional development event (annual resume review, mock interview, school-based ‘Inside Scoop’ events)

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