Each of the 50+ pre-approved experiences is a unique opportunity with experiential components and built-in reflection. They cover a variety of topics and types of involvement from campus, to the local Cincinnati community, and even destinations domestic and abroad.
The pre-approved experiences will count as honors experiences if completed as directed (by the contact listed) and showcased in your learning portfolio within one month of completing the experience. Application deadlines can be months earlier than the beginning of the experience, so plan accordingly.
- Please note that some of the programs listed on these pages 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.
- Most pre-approved experiences can only be counted one time as an honors experience; if you are completing a pre-approved honors experience for a second time, please contact your honors advisor to see if it can count as an additional experience.
|AACRC Transitions||Mercedes Johnson||1||First-year experience for students of color|
|AACRC Spring Break Tour||Mercedes Johnson||1||Contact the AACRC regarding application process|
|Accelerating Racial Justice||TBD||1||This program is on hold until further notice.|
|AFFIRM||TBD||1||This program is on hold until further notice.|
|Bearcat Buddies Lead Tutor||Antione Spriggs||1|
|Belong Coordinator for University Honors Program||Shawna Obregon||1||
The Belong Coordinators experience focuses on fostering awareness and inclusivity among UHP students, staff, and faculty through interactive educational programming.
The experience is a one academic year commitment (October-April).
|Breakthrough Cincinnati||Tiffany Dolder-Holland||2||Apply early spring semester; experience happens over the summer|
|BRIMS: Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students||R. Matthew Schauseil||1|
|Credit-bearing Study Abroad||UC International||1||Includes any program for which student will receive UC credit (UC semester exchanges, UC-led faculty study tours, UC-led summer programs, third-party programs)|
|Crossroad Health Center Volunteer Internship Program (VIP)||Crossroad Health Center||1||Applications generally due 2 months before start date|
|Emerging Ethnic Leaders Peer Leader||Marquez Jones||1||This program is on hold until further notice.|
|Engineering Diplomats Leadership Team||Oxana Prokhorova||1-2||Experience range based on domestic/international involvement|
|Engineers Without Borders International Travel||Jim Tappel||1|
|Experience-Based Learning & Career Education - International Experience Programs||Erin Bove||2|
Foundations of Engineering Design Thinking - Honors Research Experience
CEAS students only
|Gen-1 Alpha Ambassador||Amber Conley||1||Apply in spring semester|
|Gen-1 Program First Year Experience||Amber Conley||1||Apply as part of UC admissions process|
|GlobeMed GROW Internship||Robin Selzer||1|
|Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)||Shawn Adkins||1|
|iLead Manager in College of Nursing||Deborah Gray||1||Apply in spring semester|
|iLead Mentor in College of Nursing||Deborah Gray||1||Apply in spring semester|
|iLead transition/transfer participant in College of Nursing||Deborah Gray||1||Confirm participation in summer|
|International Co-op Program||Erin Bove||2||Apply through Professional Assessment + Learning (PAL)|
|International Virtual Collaboration Experience||Cedrick Kwuimy||1||
|Kuamka Participants||Mercedes Johnson||1||Apply in October|
|LCB PACE Leader||Sarah Jernigan||1||Lindner College of Business students only; capped at 2 experiences|
|Lindner Honors-PLUS Business Ethics||Raqule Crawley||1||Register for summer semester|
|Marian Spencer Scholars International Travel||1||Open to students in the Marian Spencer Scholars program only|
|McNair Prep||Charity Winburn||1||Apply in Mid-February of first year|
|McNair Scholars||Charity Winburn||2||Apply in Mid-February of second year|
|NEXT Innovation Scholars Innovation Advancement Project||Aaron Bradley||1||
Open to students in the NEXT Innovation Scholars program only
Students use design thinking processes and tools to complete a series of team-based innovation projects in collaboration with the Office of Innovation and the Cincinnati Innovation District.
Projects will focus on the growth of UC’s innovation ecosystem and increased student engagement with innovation programming and resources.
|Nursing Co-Op||Deborah Schwytzer||1||Apply in January of third year|
|Nursing iLead Next Gen Peer Mentoring||Deborah Gray||1||Apply in spring semester|
|Nursing Undergraduate Research Scholars Program||Gina Britton||1||
|Office of Nationally Competitive Awards Fulbright Bootcamp||Jenny Hyest||1||
|On-Campus Internship/Co-op (Co-op2.0)||Kelly Thompson
||1||You must register for and complete the COOP1000 course for any of the on-campus internships listed at the link provided to count as an honors experience.|
|Protege Undergraduate Research||James Boerio||2||Email Dr. James Boerio in early November to express interest|
|PRISM Mentor Program with LGBTQ Center||R. Chad Freeman||1||
|Service Learning Co-op||Paula Harper||1||Undergraduate students in any non-mandatory co-op major are eligible; You must register for and complete COOP2000 course for this to count as an honors experience.|
|Social Change Leadership Program (RAPP)||Keith Lanser||1||
Applications will close in September 2022
Students can choose to pursue either the co-curricular or course option of the program. Students choosing the course option must register for the Honors section of ORGL 4095 in Fall Semester (1 credit hour) and the Honors section of ORGL 4098 in Spring Semester (2 credit hours)
|Student Orientation Leader (SOL)||New Student Orientation Office||1||Check the link provided for application deadlines.|
|Student Orientation Coordinator (SOC)||New Student Orientation Office||1||To be a SOC, a student must successfully complete being a SOL first. Contact New Student Orientation Office for more information on the position.|
|Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)||R. Matthew Schauseil||2|
|Taft Undergraduate Research Award||Taft Research Center||2||Apply by early March|
|Teaching Assistant at Chongqing University||TBD||2||Apply through Professional Assessment + Learning (PAL)|
|Teaching Assistant for First-Year Engineering classes||Jeff Kastner||1||
|The Washington Center||Brodie Theis||2||Register for INT3030 Section 2; Applications reviewed on rolling basis; 1 exp. for seminar, 1 exp. for internship|
|UHP Ambassador Leadership Team||Jason Autry||1||
Must be a UHP Ambassador. Apply by early summer.
Must be in good standing with UHP
|UHP Biomedical Research and Mentoring Program (RaMP)||Kyle Key||1||Application opens late fall; research takes place in spring|
|UHP CRITS (Critical Reflection and Introspection Through Storytelling)||Kyle Key||1||
Collaborative storytelling in the form of tabletop role playing, using the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition System
No prior experience with this game is required to participate!
|UHP Discover||Whitney Menser||2||Apply in early February|
|UHP Student Leader Roundtable||Vikki Kowalczyk||1||
Complete an interest form, available mid-August for Fall semester; early January for Spring semester
Students must be leaders of their campus or community organization to participate. Students who fully participate through a full semester can earn one honors experience.
Special topics available: International Development Roundtable
|UK Fulbright Summer Institutes||Jenny Hyest||1||Apply in February|
|University Innovation Fellows Program||Aaron Bradley||1||Only open to students in NEXT Innovation Scholars Program who are selected for the leadership circle each year|
|Upspring 360 Summer Camp for Children Experiencing Homelessness||Maurice Stewart||1||Apply in April|
|Village Life Outreach Co-op/Internship and special projects||1||This program is on hold until further notice.|
|Welcome Experience Student Leader for UHP (mentor or coordinator)||Bria Howard||1|
|Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL)||UC Women's Center||1/year||This program is on hold until further notice.|
|UC UPRISE: University of Cincinnati Undergraduates Pursuing Research in Science and Engineering||Heather Norton||2||Applications typically open in early January|