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HCSA Events TODAY & WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association (HCSA) Club MeetingsCome meet other students, volunteer, practice leadership, plan events or get involved with the Honors College this fall! The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in LInC 303. The HCSA is looking for new students to join the […]

December 11, 2023

HCSA Events

TODAY & WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association (HCSA) Club Meetings
Come meet other students, volunteer, practice leadership, plan events or get involved with the Honors College this fall! The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in LInC 303. The HCSA is looking for new students to join the leadership team and have specific positions open for first-year students! Come learn more about HCSA! All HC students are welcome to join. 

HC Announcements and Events

DUE THIS WEEK! Fall Term Course Evaluations Due Soon
The end of fall term is almost here, which means it’s time to complete your Honors course evaluations! Did you love — or not love! — a particular HC course? Providing your feedback via these evaluations is a way for you to impact future offerings and have your voice be heard. It’s quick, it’s confidential and it matters! All instructors will be sent a summary of their course evaluations after final grades have been submitted. Click here to submit your evaluations before the end of finals week.

HC 409 – Cultural Conversant Program and Civic Engagement
HC 409 Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program – Volunteer Path or HC 409 1 Elective Credit Path – Corvallis Campus Only
The INTO OSU Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program [CACP] provides an opportunity for honors students to volunteer with the possibility of earning an HC elective credit. According to INTO OSU, “[CACP] is a great way to internationalize your education at OSU and gain cultural diversity experience here on campus. Cultural Ambassador groups aim to explore our campus and participate in meaningful conversations that help international students practice their English skills and feel a greater sense of connection with the OSU and Corvallis community.”
Anyone is able to volunteer with CACP for free or register for HC 409 for HC credit, which requires logs of meeting dates throughout the term and a reflection paper due at the end.

HC 409 Civic Engagement – All Campuses
The Honors College provides an opportunity for HC students to earn credit while serving and learning in their community. To earn one honors elective credit, commit to volunteering 2-3 hours per week in a local community agency. Visit the course on Canvas to access the materials provided by Community Engagement & Leadership to guide your experience. At the end of the term submit the guided reflection assignment on Canvas due by 5 pm the Monday of finals week. 
To learn more about these opportunities, visit the HC course Canvas page

HC Research Opportunity Page
Introducing the new HC Research Opportunity Page on the HC website! Here you can find research opportunities from faculty university-wide who are recruiting HC students. Whether you’re unsure of what to do for your thesis or just want some research experience, you can check out the page to see what options are currently available. The page will be updated regularly with the newest opportunities.

Submit Nomination for Student Spotlight
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in the Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition submit their name and the reason for the nomination here.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

HC Differential Tuition Emergency Grant
The Honors College encourages students experiencing unusual financial challenges to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant of $500. This is not a scholarship and is designed to provide short-term, immediate support. Contact or an Honors College advisor with questions.

HC Experiential Award Application
Honors students who have submitted a thesis proposal are eligible to apply for an Honors Experiential Scholarship of up to $750 in support of participation at a professional conference or engagement in thesis research. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

Biomedical Research Internships through Mayo Clinic
Looking for an internship this summer in biomedical research? Applications for these opportunities are due on January 22, 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the application process, email Professor Courtney Campbell at
Biomedical Ethics Undergraduate Research Internship (Rochester, Minnesota):  
Graduate Internship (note this applies to students graduating in June 2024):  
Biomedical Ethics Internship, Phoenix, Arizona (open to undergrad students):
Post-Baccalaureate Internship

Diversity & Cultural Engagement Events

NEW! Faculty-led Program Offerings page
View the latest program offerings slated to run in 2024 (or in some cases 2025) on OSU GO’s Faculty-led Program Offerings page, with click through options to a digital brochure and student application. We will update the brochure with information such as program cost estimates as it becomes available. For a quick overview of program details, please visit: OSU GO Faculty-led Program Roster 2024 for program locations, dates, leaders, and course/credit information.  Also, keep an eye out for info sessions offered over the next few months, where students can meet with the faculty leaders and hear more about the programs – these will often be posted in the OSU GO Events Calendar.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW THIS WEEK! Submission deadline for PRISM
Calling all artists! Submit your art for consideration to be featured on PRISM, which is OSU’s undergraduate art and literary magazine. The deadline is Dec. 15th, through the submission form. Accepting all mediums of art: writing, photography, music, graphic design, paintings, and more. 

THIS WEEK! CAPS Paws to De-Stress
Finals stressing you out? Come hang out with some super cute therapy dogs and de-stress! Come to the Memorial Union Lounge on Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 13 & 14 @ 3 – 5 p.m. This is a great way to take a break from studying and hang out with some super cute therapy dogs. Mark your calendars and don’t forget to visit during finals week!

THIS WEEK! Volunteer opportunity with OSU COF
Need to be in nature after finals? The OSU Research Forests/College of Forestry is seeking volunteers for our second annual Winter Solstice Celebration! Volunteers will assist with setup/cleanup, activities for families, reading stories, guiding folks on forest walks, and making sure people park and navigate to the Forestry Club Cabin safely. Warm cider and pastries included! Volunteer signup link here or contact J at
Where: The Forestry Club Cabin at Peavy Arboretum
When: Saturday, December 16th, 2-5pm
What: Seasonally-themed activities and crafts, a story corner, guided forest walks, warm cider. Free family fun!
Open-house style – Attendees can come and go as they please from 2-5pm

NEW! Volunteer at Stone Soup to serve meals to our community
Stone Soup provides >100 daily free, hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year, no questions asked, in a manner that honors the dignity of each person we serve in our diverse community.  We rely on volunteers to cook and serve every meal and welcome volunteers for various tasks including food prep, cooking, serving, and cleanup.  Volunteer shifts can be as little as 1.5 hours any day of the week. If interested in learning more, please contact or go to  Academic Success Center Remote Workshop Series
Sign up for a 50-minute Zoom workshop with the Academic Success Center to improve your time management skills, learn about crafting a personal statement for grad school applications, deal with perfectionism, manage stress, and more! You can find the full list of topics and schedule your time here.

Borrow your Textbooks for Free!
The Basic Needs Center (BNC) has a Textbook Lending Library open to all on-campus students that includes books, calculators, chemistry model sets, and more. Visit their Textbook Lending Program website to see resources available at the BNC. Starting Monday, September 18, visit the BNC in-person at Champinefu Lodge to check out course materials.

HC Resources

The Honors College main office in LInC 450 is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. HC staff is on hand during business hours to assist with questions, help with scheduling appointments or just chat and share some free candy. You can also get in touch with the main office by contacting or by calling 541.737.6400. 

HC Study Groups
Need a way to deepen your understanding of course material, discuss challenging concepts and study for upcoming exams and assignments with your fellow Beavs? Sign up for the fall term HC study groups! Study groups are a great way to receive extra academic support in any of your courses. If you would like to participate in fall term HC study groups, please email

“Forgot Your Lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with a “Forgot Your Lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money or simply need a snack, please help yourself to this free resource. The resource is self-serve and can be accessed any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area. The student computer lab and lounge (the SLUG) on the third floor of LInC 340 will be open:

  • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – noon- 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

These resources are available throughout the term.


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