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.

Click here to view our Fall 2019 Calendar of Events.

Featured Events


Bowers Medallion Ceremony & Reception

The Bowers Medallion Ceremony & Reception are held at the end of every semester to celebrate the graduation of Honors students. During this ceremony, students are recognized for their accomplishments completed through the Honors College by being awarded their Honors exclusive graduation regalia. Each graduating Honors student will receive a Honors stole and Honors medallion to wear at their official university commencement ceremony. After students are awarded their regalia, both students and guests are invited to enjoy a reception with Honors deans and faculty.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

11AM - 1PM

Lowman Student Center Orange Ballroom

Sam Houston State University

Registration* for this event is available HERE.**

*Registration for this event includes 4 complimentary guests per Honors student. Each additional guest requires a $20 fee.

**Important Notice: After submitting your registration, please ensure that you receive an Order Notification email, this email serves as confirmation that your RSVP came through successfully. If you don't receive an email, your registration did not go through. For questions, please contact the Honors Office at 936-294-1477 or via email at

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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 18, 2020

8 AM to 5 PM

CHSS Building & Lowman Student Center

Interested in presenting or attending the 2020 URS? Visit the official URS website here.

ProfSPEAK! 2019-2020

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. Jeremy Bechelli, Biological Sciences

Thursday, September 26, 2019

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Rhonda Callaway, Political Science

Thursday, October 24, 2019

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Eric Conolly, Criminal Justice

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall


The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email:

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