Honors College students are part of a community of scholars that share experiences in and outside of the classroom. Honors activities provide opportunities for students to learn from faculty, alumni, guest speakers and their peers. Students participate in activities that foster mentorship, leadership, civic engagement and a global mindset.
Faculty can assign co-curricular activities in their Honors courses and sections that count toward Honors College requirements.
Speakers deliver presentations to groups of Honors College students on topics relating to their fields of expertise, career trajectories and tools for success.
Florida Tech alumni serve as mentors to students in the Honors College either in person or remotely. Honors students also have the opportunity to serve as mentors to first-year students in the Honors College.
Honors College students attend sessions where they participate in screenings of TED Talks and discussions moderated by faculty members.
Florida Tech faculty, invited faculty and industry leaders present formal lectures and participate in panel discussions and colloquia that include Q&A sessions with Honors College students.
Florida Tech’s Honors College is a member of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council, Southern Regional Honors Council and National Collegiate Honors Council. Students can participate in the councils’ annual conferences as presenters and members of Florida Tech’s Student Honors Council. Student Honors Council members work with administrators, faculty, staff and their peers on Honors activities.
Honors College students are invited to join field trips within and outside of Florida. Examples include Disney Youth Education Series programs and tours of Ybor City and St. Augustine, Florida, the Kennedy Space Center, and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.
Honors College students are encouraged to take part in study abroad opportunities, including the Oxford Study Abroad program, which counts toward Honors activities requirements.
Honors College students are encouraged to participate in community- and service-based activities representing the college and university (e.g., Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and partnerships with local schools).