Part of the benefits of being in the Honors College are the special events during the semester. These events range from fun, relationship building dinner and outings to serving the community as a whole.

Honors Spring 2021 Calendar of Events

Featured Events

S21_Virtual Assembly  Spring 2021 Honors Virtual Assembly

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27 at 3:30 PM for the Honors Spring 2021 Virtual Assembly! Topics range from Honors research and funding opportunities to Community Service. You'll have an opportunity to meet the Honors Deans, Ambassadors, Faculty, Staff, and Honors Organization Student leaders! Learn more about what we can offer you this semester.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtually via Zoom

Registration Link:

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Honors Ambassadors Meet & Greet!

Join us in the LSC Orange Ballroom to meet your current Honors Ambassadors! Learn more about the purpose and goals of this special group of Honors students at SHSU, receive information about the Ambassador's stipend, find out how to apply for membership, and hear more about the various activities and leadership opportunities available to you. 

The Honors Ambassadors represent the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College and University throughout the year in deed, word, and at special events. In many ways, like meeting with visiting regents, political representatives, or other dignitaries, the Ambassadors are the face of the Honors College here at Sam Houston State University. Students interested in applying to become a member of this esteemed group of Honors students are especially encouraged to attend. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

6:00 PM

LSC Orange Ballroom

*For the safety of our entire university community, all in-person attendees are required to wear a face-covering and practice social distancing.

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Reception for Outstanding Sam Houston State University Students

Invited students are encouraged to Join their Honors Deans, Honors Student Ambassadors, and on-campus representatives for refreshments in the LSC Orange Ballroom, Room 235 to gain valuable information about the awesome opportunities we’ve got to offer academically talented Honors Students.

Learn more about the upcoming Seminar and Study Away Courses, Internships, Competitive Scholarships, Undergraduate Research, and other Special Opportunities.

Register for free before Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LSC Orange Ballroom | Room 235

Reception RSVP Form:

NOTE: This event is only open to the student. For the safety of the university community spaces are limited and face coverings and social distancing is required. No extra guests can attend.


The Bowers Medallion Ceremony

The Bowers Medallion Ceremony & Reception is a celebration held at the end of each semester for graduating Honors students who have completed their Honors requirements and will officially graduate with Honors. These students have earned their Honors stole and Bowers medallion! Their commendable perseverance, hard-work, and dedication is applauded by Honors Deans, Honors Faculty, Thesis Advisors, and University VIPs at this event.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

 11 AM

LSC Orange Ballroom

Registration will be available soon HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at 936-294-1477. 

HSAC Cultural Outing

Join HSAC for a unique off campus experience this Fall semester! Our outings have ranged from attending the acclaimed museums in downtown Houston to attractions like the Moody Gardens in Galveston! Each ticket includes transportation to the event, event entry, and a meal! This is a sure fire experience to strengthen connections and relationships with your Honors Faculty and classmates. 

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Location TBD

Registration will be available soon HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at 936-294-1477.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

The URS was conceived of and is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors, who believe in the importance of sharing undergraduate research in a multi-disciplinary environment. It was created to:

  • Provide a forum for students to present their research to faculty and other students
  • Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking to prepare for future conferences
  • Give students the chance to network with other students and faculty
  • Help students grow as emerging professionals in their fields of study

To achieve these ends, the URS is a congenial, positive, professional environment, and faculty volunteers serve as moderators to provide informal yet constructive feedback to everyone who presents. The URS will take place on:

 Saturday, April 24, 2021

8:00 AM

Interested in presenting or attending the 2021 URS? Visit the official URS website here.

ProfSPEAK! - Spring 2021

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK!. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome. Here is the line-up for this academic year:

Dr. Jeffrey Littlejohn, CHSS Professor of History


"Racial Violence, Historical Markers, and Texas History"

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM



Dr. Ashton Mouton, COBA Professor 


"Unpacking Design: Blueprints for Sincerity, Agency, and Success"

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



Dr. Ricardo Montelongo, Dept. of Educational Leadership Professor 


"This is 'The Way': How Spirituality, Monks, and a 500 Walk Helps us Understand Life"

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

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