The GHC Honors Program. New Challenges. New Rewards.

Institutional Support

Academic Affairs

The GHC Honors Program is a ‘special academic program,’ not a Club or a Registered Student Organization (RSO), and is housed within Academic Affairs. As such, the Honors Program is subject to the authority and oversight of the Provost.

Program Budget

The Honors Program has an annual budget assigned from the larger Academic Affairs budget and handled by that office. The funds from this budget support student travel for the purposes or attending or presenting at research conferences, educational and experiential activities on or near campus, recognition for outstanding achievement (plaques, cords, etc.) and office supplies. The Honors Director involves the Honors Advisory Council in discussions about how to use the funds, which are ultimately reviewed and approved by the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Honors Director

The day to day operations of the GHC Honors Program are handled by a GHC Faculty Member specially interviewed for and serving in the role of the ‘Honors Director.’ The day to day operations of the program includes reviewing student applications, communicating with students, faculty, and staff about the program, recruitment and advising activities, website management, contract review, project review, leadership of the HAC, management of the program budget, and administrative functions. The Honors Director role comes with a 4-credit course release as of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Honors Advisory Council

The Honors Director is supported by the Honors Advisory Council (HAC), which is comprised of faculty members representing each School at GHC. Service on the Council is considered to be equitable to service on Committees of the College or of the Faculty. Council members meet monthly with the Honors Director to discuss the Program, expenses, growth proposals, conferences, and project rigor. As needed, Council members are called upon for disciplinary expertise to review certain Project Contracts or completed Projects when the Honors Director is unable to do so.

Policies and Procedures Related to the Honors Program

AA901 Honors Program Policy – Cabinet approved policy defined the Program

AA902 Honors Program Institutional Procedures – Faculty Senate approved procedures for staffing and executing the Mission of the Program

AA903 Honors Program Student Procedures – Faculty Senate approved procedures for student participation in the Program

For the most up to date rules governing the Honors Program at GHC, see the Policy and Procedure Manual online.