Honors College student groups include:
- Honors Club
- Honors Delegates
- Honors Business Group (HBG)
- Honors Commuter Association (new for fall, 2014)
- EUREKA- Association for Honors Engineers
- Association of Honors Educators
- "Rhythm & 'Roos," an Honors a cappella singing group
- Kanga Blue
- Honors Book Club
- Honors Nursing Group
- Multicultural Honors Society
- Honors Relay Teams for the Akron Roadrunner Marathon
- Emerging Leaders
Founders: Daniel Crowder and Isabella Bartholomew
DreamAkron is based off of "College is Real" in Richmond, California and is a mentoring/tutoring program that is designed to help Kenmore High School students get to college, succeed in college, and later have careers in the Akron area.
A three-tier tutoring/mentoring program is used to create a "college culture" at Kenmore High School. Tutoring is available is all major subjects with emphasis on development of writing skills.
DreamAkron also works together with Akron Professionals (Torchbearers) and Honors College Students to create and take advantage of leadership opportunities in the Akron community and on campus.
The purpose of The Honors Club is to provide opportunities to form friendships, encourage a forum for group discussion of ideas and opinions, and discuss opportunities to serve both campus and community.
The Honors Club has regular activities every semester such as Akron Aeros game days, cookouts at local parks, participation in all-campus activities and much more. There are great opportunities to get involved, meet new people, see the area, or to take an active role and lead in the Honors Club.
Officers for 2013-2014:
President – A.J. Marino
Social Vice President-- Savannah Snyder
Service Vice President-- Janean Kazimir
Secretary-- Treasurer-- Iris Javersak
As official representatives of the Honors College, Honors Delegates interact with visiting students and their parents, as well as visiting dignitaries, who have included government officials, authors and journalists. If you are an Honors College student and want to join the Delegates, do contact the president as listed below.
Honors Delegates officers for 2014-2015
Co-President -- Sarah Snyder
Co-President – Mackenzie Kaser
Secretary/Treasurer – James Zazo
Social/Peer Mentor Coordinator – Erin Gerber
Any Honors student interested in business activities is welcome to join the Honors Business Group (HBG). Meetings are generally held every other week in the Honors Common Room and include pizza. Faculty from the College of Business Administration speak, alumni from UA tell about their real-life experiences or business leaders from the community tell about their strategies.
The Honors Commuter Association is a new group open to all commuter students in the Honors College! The Honors Commuter Association recognizes the commuter students need for an enhanced collegiate experience through programs and services designed to provide students with information, resources, and opportunities unique to the Honors commuter population. HCA meets every Thursday at 11AM throughout the fall and spring semester! If interested or for more information, contact the Honors Commuter Association Coordinator, Bridget Roulett.
Continuing the tradition of past years, five-person teams from the Honors College are invited to register for the marathon. The Honors College and alumni sponsor Roger Read help to support five-person teams and two-person teams for the Akron Marathon. The marathon route goes right through campus- right down Buchtel mall. All Honors College students are encouraged to support these teams during the marathon.
Honors Relay Team organizers for 2014-2015
EUREKA encourages students interested in engineering to join. EUREKA hosts alumni, faculty, and industrial speakers in the Honors Common Room. For more information visit the EUREKA webpage.
EUREKA-- officers for 2014-2015
Co-presidents: Emily Chester and Max Duckworth
Treasurer: Nate Raymondi
Secretary: Nicholas Neill
Social Chair: Josh Humphrey
Electrical/Computer Engineering Chair: Anthony (Noah) Wagner
Mechanical Engineering Chair: David Royak
Chemical Engineering Chair: Mary Teague
Civil Engineering Chair: Daniel Morgan
Biomedical Engineering Chair: Sophia Chinchilla
This student group is open to all Honors students with an interest in education.
Association of Honors Educators-- officers for 2013-2014
Director, Kassie Wilmot
Faculty Advisor, Dr. Ruth Oswald
Honors students interested in participating in a mixed SATB a cappella singing group are invited to complete the interest form at the Roos' main web page .
Rhythm & 'Roos Officers for 2014--2015
Student Director: Ben Hunsicker
President: Riley McMahon
Assistant Director: Brendan O'Hara
Publicity Chair: Megan Calderone
Webmaster: Shannon McCall
Treasurer: Kristyn Gawdyda
Women's a cappella singing group, founded in 2010.
Kanga Blue Officers for 2014-2015:
President: Rachel Neugebauer
Vice-president: Jessica Dixon
Musical Director:Brandy Riha
Assistant Musical Director: Miranda Toman
Treasurer: Heidi Honeck
Secretary: Angie Kaucic
Do you like to read? Join the Honors Book Dicssion to read and discuss a wide range of books from a variety of different genres. The HBC meets once a month during each semester to discuss books chosen by group members. Attendance is welcome even if you have not completed the book
Honors Book Club Officers for 2014-2015
This group was founded in 2007-2008, especially for Honors students at the beginning of their study in nursing. It is open to all Honors students. Meetings are generally held every few weeks in the Honors Common Room. Programming has included alumni speaking about their nursing experiences, and faculty from the College of Nursing speaking about the programs in nursing. Snacks will be served.
Honors Nursing Group officers for 2014-2015
President: Rachel Patterson
Vice President: Jamie Wossilek
Secretary: Ashley Capestrain
This group is interested in discussing and promoting diversity and multiculturalism. It is open to all Honors College students. Contact Honors advisor Erin Ahrens for more details.
Multicultural Honors Society officers for 2014-2015
President: Kamshat Dukenbaeva
Vice-President: Stuti Kapadia
Secretary: Tamara Drurin
Events Coordinator: Max Yoder
Treasurer: Prasanna Thota