Honors College Merit Pin


Honors College students who develop as professionals by engaging in their HC community through programs focused on career development, leadership, diversity and inclusion, networking, teaching, and reflection earn points towards the exclusive Honors College Merit Pin, which you can wear for networking events, interviews, and other professional events!

Student involvement is tracked with event attendance and program participation confirmation from staff. Involvement reviews take place at the end of each academic year and if you are eligible for the HC Merit Pin you will be invited to receive your HC Merit Pin at our annual HC Summer Sendoff Event in early May hosted by the Honors College Professional Development Council.

Requirements & Criteria

  • Total points needed to earn HC Merit Pin = 10

  • Students can earn points during all four years of their Honors College experience.

  • Once students earn the required 10 points to receive an HC Merit Pin, they are invited to receive their HC Merit Pin at the annual HC Summer Sendoff Event in early May hosted by the Honors College Professional Development Council. 

Points Checklist

5 Point Category of Engagement

  • 1 year of leadership service at the HC: Professional Development Council member, Changemaking Mentors, HC Ally E-Board, Inclusive Excellence Student Committee member, Wellness Committee member, HC Serves Leader, GenHC Mentors, Traditions Committee member, HC Lead Ambassador, HC Resident Assistant, HC RHA Leader, Media Team Lead, HC Undergraduate Interns

4 Point Category of Engagement

  • Volunteer as an HC Ally Mentor
  • Participate as an HC Innovation Lab Fellow
  • Participate in a DRC STEAM Innovator Spring-break program
  • Serve as an HC Ambassador for an entire academic year
  • Serve on the Student Advisory Board for an entire academic year
  • Write for the HC Blog during an academic year
  • Serve as an HC Media Team member

2 Point Category of Engagement, includes but is not limited to the following...

  • Participate with your peers in our signature HC Life Design for a Career and Life with Purpose Program workshops during each of your four years
    • By participating all four years students are eligible to earn a total of 8 points
  • Participate in the Annual Resume 101 Workshop with the HC Professional Development Council
  • Participate in the Annual Grad School Personal Statement Workshop
  • Network at the Annual Internship & Research 101 Mixer
  • Participate in the Annual Summer Planning Workshop with the Professional Development Council 
  • Network with an HC Alum or Graduate Mentor Fellow for an appointment during our Annual HC Career Mentorship Week
  • Network at the Annual Summer Sendoff BBQ hosted by the Professional Development Council
  • Participate in an HC Peak Performance Series workshop
  • Attend the Networking Through Golf Clinic series
  • Attend an HC Master Class or Knights Roundtable with C-Suite professionals and alumni
  • Perform at an HC Coffee House
  • Do an instagram takeover or featured FB post with the HC Director of Communications