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Out-of-Classroom Experience

The Honors Program encourages students to take advantage of opportunities which will enrich their academic and professional lives. An important component of an education is participating in unique and distinctive experiences that extend skills learned in the classroom. The activities and organizations described below provide a snapshot of the many diverse extracurricular activities that Honors students have available to them.

  • Orientation Retreat: Each fall new and continuing students join the Honors Program for a weekend of fun, adventure and new friendships. Camp Ockanickon in the New Jersey Pine Barrens is the site for our annual Orientation Retreat.

    Mentors: Advanced Honors students welcome you to the program and provide assistance throughout your first year. Mentors can help you find your classes, prepare for tough exams or just share a cup of coffee.

    Conferences: Honors actively participates in the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the nation’s only association of collegiate honors programs. Students attend both the national and regional conferences. They present papers and posters and meet Honors students from around the nation. The Honors Program regularly sends students to the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, the nation’s most prestigious venue showcasing undergraduate work.
  • Travel Opportunities: Students participate in special NCHC semesters which provide site specific, thematic study opportunities at campuses around the country and abroad. Additionally, faculty at LIU offer travel components as part of Honors Advanced Electives.

  • Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship: Students majoring in the Liberal Arts and Sciences can compete for this prestigious fellowship which provides three summers of paid internships in at least two of three sectors: nonprofit organizations, government service, and private enterprise.

  • Center for the Study of the Presidency: LIU is pleased to be a part of this unique non-resident program that offers select undergraduate students from leading colleges and universities a year-long opportunity to study the U.S. Presidency. The Center’s goal is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service.

    Alpha Lambda Delta This national freshman honor society is open to students in all majors who have completed their freshman year with a 3.5 overall GPA, among other criteria. The Brooklyn Campus Chapter is an active club and hosts many activities for its members.

    Alpha Chi: A nationally recognized honor society dedicated to scholastic excellence and leadership for juniors and seniors of all majors. The Brooklyn Campus Sigma chapter represents juniors and seniors with GPA’s in the top 10% of their class.

  • Career Services: Honors works closely with Career Services to help students get placed in internships and part time work at top companies and organizations in the New York Metropolitan area.

  • Graduation Events: Students may graduate with Distinction by presenting work that they have done in an Honors Advanced Elective in conjunction with a faculty mentor and two outside readers. This is not a requirement of the Program but it is a wonderful capstone to a student’s academic career. All students graduating in Honors are invited to attend Senior Dinner at the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. At Awards Day all students graduating in the Honors Program are recognized at the University Awards Ceremony on the eve of graduation. Students recieve special Honors cords and pins and are also recognized by various awards for their service to the Program, community activities and academic accomplishment. All students attend the campus-wide commencement exercises and then are invited back to the Honors Center for a more intimate celebration with faculty, administration and family.

Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
University Honors Program
Pratt Building 310 - 1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Telephone: 718-780-4023

Long Island University Brooklyn Campus University Honors Program