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University Honors Program

Pre-Approved Experiential Learning Projects

The UHP has compiled a short list of pre-approved honors experiential learning projects (see table below). A pre-approved honors experiential learning project is one in which you are not required to submit a proposal in order to earn an honors experience. These programs are the exception to the proposal rule (proposals must be submitted for all other honors experiential learning projects). These programs have been fully vetted by the UHP to ensure that participation fulfills the requirements of an honors experience.

Pre-approved pograms listed below will count as honors experiences if completed as directed (by the contact listed) and documented in the student's learning portfolio. Individual programs may have specific requirements for University Honors students who are participating, in order for the program count as an honors experience (beyond the programs regular requirements). Additional direction may be given by the UC contact person.

All experiences must be documented in your learning portfolio in order for it to count as an honors experience. While some of these programs notify the UHP when students are participating, in the end it is the individual student's responsibility to make sure their honors advisor is aware that they is participating in the experience and to notify the honors advisor when the experience is completed.

Please note that some of the programs listed below have competitive application processes and/or specific deadlines. For more information about a particular program/project, please visit the website or contact the individual listed below.

If you don't see a project listed that fits your interests, design your own project. In fact, most honors experiential learning projects are self-designed. There are countless ways to pursue such projects!

Students can explore participation in programs below or develop their own honors experiential learning project.

Questions?
Contact your honors academic advisor with questions. 

Program/Project Title

Contact

Availability Experiences
Earned*
Accelerating Racial Justice (ARJ) Brice Mickey, SALD@uc.edu
Brice.Mickey@uc.edu
5-day intensive RAPP retreat in the summer; application required One
Activists Coming Together (ACT)

Amy Howton,
UC Women's Center
amy.howton@uc.edu

Begins in fall semester; students must complete the entire year to fulfill honors requirement.

One

ASPET-Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Research Ronald W. Millard, Director
ron.millard@uc.edu
Summer

Two

BRIMS - Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students
Dr. Cindy Bachurski
Cindy.Bachurski@cchmc.org
513-636-8918
Summer after first year of college
One
Crossroad Health Center Volunteer Internship Program (VIP)
Caroline Hensley,
Volunteer Coordinator
crossroadhc@gmail.com
Application cycles in fall, spring, and summer;
students must complete the entire year committment to fulfill honors requirement.
One
The UC LeaderShape Institute

Ashley Walker, Assistant Director & Academic Advisor

Ashley.Walker@uc.edu

Last week of winter break One

Making Wishes Come True Service Experience *

*This experience is pre-approved for students who participated before its hiatus.

This program is currently on hiatus.


During/following spring semester.

One

Learning Community Peer Leader Captains

Lauren Bosselait,
lauren.bosselait@uc.edu

Center for FYE and Learning Communities

Academic year One
Learning Community Peer Leaders


Lauren Bosselait,
lauren.bosselait@uc.edu

Center for FYE and Learning Communities
513-556-4749

Begins in fall semester

 Two - 
one for fall semester &
one for  spring semester

Live Well Collaborative Studio
If you have registered for a Live Well studio, you must notify your UHP advisor of your participation.
Any term
One
McNair Scholars
Must complete all program requirements during junior year and summer research internship to earn two experiences.
Cheri Westmoreland,
cheri.westmoreland@uc.edu
Begins in fall semester of junior year; apply much earlier.

Two

Racial Awareness Program (RAPP)
Students must participate in all RAPP activities (meetings, retreats, etc.), keep journal, and participate in the group's project in spring for RAPP to count as an honors experience.
Brice Mickey,SALD
Brice.Mickey@uc.edu
Begins in fall semester; students must complete the entire year to fulfill honors requirement.

One

RAPPORT

RAPPORT is an alumni program for people who've completed a RAPP intensive and want to expand and continue their understanding, leadership, and work towards social justice.

Brice Mickey, SALD
Brice.Mickey@uc.edu
Begins in fall semester; students must complete the entire year to fulfill honors requirement. One

Reclaim Peer Advocate Program*

*This experience is pre-approved for students who participated in Reclaim before its cessation

Ashley Rouster,
UC Women's Center
ashley.rouster@uc.edu
513-556-4401
Begins in fall semester

Two -
one for fall semester &
one for spring semester

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Membrane Applied Science and Technology
Ronald W. Millard, Director
ron.millard@uc.edu
Summer

Two

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Structural Engineering
Dr. Anant Kukreti, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
anant.kukreti@uc.edu
513-556-4105
Summer

Two

Research, Observation, Service and Education (ROSE) program in the College of Medicine UC College of Medicine Two
(2 for each full-time summer research experience)

ROAR Tour Guides Accelerated Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

Approved beginning Spring 2014

Megan Minton, megan.minton@uc.edu 513-556-359 Applications due in Fall Semester; ALDP takes place throughout spring semester. Students must complete ALDP to fulfill an honors experience.
One
Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship (STARS)
Stephanie Davis,
stephanie.davis@uc.edu
513-556-272
Begins in fall semester; students must complete the entire year to fulfill honors requirement.
One
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) in the College of Medicine UC College of Medicine; individual contacts vary Summer

Two

Taft Undergraduate Senior Research Fellows Taft Research Center Fall and spring

Two

The Washington Center
Brodie Theis,
Academic Internship Program brodie.theis@uc.edu

Any term

Two -
one for the internship and one for the seminar taken during the internship

Women in Leadership & Learning (WILL) Amy Howton, Amy.Howton@uc.edu Academic year
Two - WILL is a 2-year commitment. Students can earn one honors experience for each year of involvement.
WISE Research Experiences for Women Undergraduates Urmila Ghia,
WISE
urmila.ghia@uc.edu
513-556-461
Summer

Two

WorkFest: Alternative Spring Break to Southeastern Kentucky (organized by the UHP) Jason Autry, jason.autry@uc.edu
March 15, 2015- March 20, 2015 (spring break) One

 

*Students who entered the University Honors Program in or prior to summer quarter 2007 are required to earn honors credit hours. Projects worth one experience in this chart are equivalent to three hours of honors credit. Projects worth 2 experiences are equivalent to 6 hours of honors credit.

*Please keep in mind that honors hours or experiences earned through experiential learning projects will only count towards students’ University Honors Program requirements. These hours or experiences will NOT apply towards progress on degree programs, majors, minors, general education requirements, or other non-honors academic programs. Honors hours or experiences earned will not appear on student's academic transcripts.