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The Honors Council is a group of dedicated honor students which assumes the most important leadership roles within the Pforzheimer Honors College. The Honors Council was founded in Fall 2007. The council serves as a venue for honors students to explore their leadership abilities as well as social and academic curiosity.

The Honors Council plans and organizes events which benefit Honors students and the entire Pace Community. The Council is in charge of creating ideas that will invoke a sense of community within the Honors College and the rest of the student body. The Council also serves as a liaison between the Honors College and other campus organizations.

There are three sub-committees students can participate in: Programming, Newsletter, and Public Relations.

Programming and PR committees: The Honors Council programming and public relations committees work closely together with the executive board to plan events for the Honors College and to promote those events through social media. The programming committee plans the Honors Council events for the semester. The public relations committee creates the advertisements and flyers for these events.

Newsletter committee: The Honors Herald is a student run newsletter that is published twice a semester. The Honors Council supplies contributors who write, draw, report, and take photos for the publication. The Council's newsletter committee co-chairs serve as associate editors for the newsletter and ensure, with the Editor-in-Chief, that the newsletter is filled with interesting material.

Each committee is allotted 2 co-chairs. The co-chairs go above the normal duties of their committee members. The Programming co-chairs work closely with the treasurer, president, and ultimately the Honors office to seek approval for, schedule, and purchase materials for events. The PR co-chairs work closely with the development coordinator, president, and the Honors office to create flyers and promote them on the various Honors social media sites. The Newsletter co-chairs work closely with the vice president and editor-in-chief to act as editors to article submissions and to the layout of the newsletter.

Honors Council members are encouraged to attend all events sponsored by Honors. Special consideration should be made by executive board members and committee co-chairs.

To get involved in the Honors Council, email President Carolyn Smith

Council meetings are held every Monday at 12:15PM in the Honors Lounge and are open to all Honors students.

Check out our information sheet (PDF).

Members can look at the Honors College official bylaws (PDF).

Carolyn Smith

Samantha Smith
Vice President

Niyati Gandhi
Editor In Chief of Newsletter

Katherine Obojkovits
Development Coordinator

Kristin DeSousa