Honors College Initiatives are student-run programs supported by the Honors College. Students who are looking for Honors College support to help make their ideas for events, new programs, or new initiatives more successful should contact the Honors College Student Advisory Board at HCSAB@echo.rutgers.edu with a draft proposal. Proposal guidelines are available here. Following this process, they will be asked to give a six-minute pitch presentation during one of the Student Advisory Board meetings, which are held on Fridays from 3-5pm in the Honors College Hartstein Seminar Room E128. If you have questions about the proposal process, please contact the Student Advisory Board.
Disrupt HC is an interdisciplinary group with a mission is to design and create innovative products to positively impact the lives of others. Similar to a startup, Disrupt HC allows for the collaboration of diverse sub-teams to design, create and market an original project to foster innovation and creativity within the Honors College community. This independent, project-driven initiative is intended to simulate all the practical challenges that entrepreneurs must face.
HC Book Club
The HC Book Club aims to encourage independent reading for Honors College students by creating a community environment to discuss literary themes as they apply to real life and to connect students in a stress-free setting.
Knights' Table – Civil Discourse
Knights’ Table is an organization focused on facilitating civil discourse among Honors College students. The group hosts panel discussions on controversial issues with distinguished speakers in a civil and interactive format and offers members an opportunity to debate, learn, and grow through various meetings.
Learning to Talk the Walk
Learning to Talk the Walk is a seven week public speaking workshop focusing on fighting the fear of public speaking, effectively crafting an argument, and practicing how to make the most of body language, voice, and word choice so that students can speak with more confidence, power, and influence both on stage and in daily interactions.
The Honors College A Cappella Group consists of Honors College students who share a passion for music and a love of puns. The group’s main performances are at the Honors College Coffeehouses. We invite people of all majors and interests to participate.