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Activities and Opportunities

A Community of Honor

Honors Student Association

The Honors Student Association is the club connected to the Honors Program. It has an executive council that, along with the faculty advisor, coordinates the club’s service projects, fundraisers, and retreats.

Once a month, the HSA sponsors a TSD night which stands for “Try Something Different.” The students try different types of food from Vietnamese to Ethiopian. In December, the students come together to bake cookies for the homeless as their service project.

There are two retreats each year. The fall retreat is a weekend service trip called Big Sweep: a service learning outing to enhance the river environment. The spring retreat is longer and the location changes yearly. Past locations include Washington D.C. and the Outer Banks.

Activities and Trips

GWU Honors students often take their learning experience off-campus. Experiences range widely depending on the class, syllabus, season, and objectives. It could range from visiting forensic crime labs to cancer research centers to Revolutionary War battle sites. Consult with your class professor to learn more about your class field experience locations.

Previous Activities and Trips

  • Baton Rouge Conference
  • Berlin and Prague Spring Break trip
  • Birmingham, AL for SRHC Conference
  • Caving in West Virginia
  • Charleston, SC Retreat
  • Chicago, NCHC Conference
  • Concerts and Ballets in Charlotte, Greenville, Spartanburg, Atlanta, and Asheville
  • Crowders Mountain State Park Trail Project
  • Four Corners (AZ, CO, NM, UT, and NV) SW Ecology/Geology Class
  • Great Smokey Mountains Exploration Trip
  • Greensboro, NC for NCHA
  • High Museum trip (Atlanta) for Art Class
  • Lexington, VA for Quiz Bowl Competition
  • Little Rock, AR Conference
  • NC Outer Banks for Spring Retreat
  • New Orleans rescue and relief trip (2)
  • New River Big Sweep (3)
  • Okefenokee Swamp Canoe Trip
  • Panama City, FL Beach Retreat
  • Paris, France Spring Break Trip
  • Philadelphia, PA for NCHC
  • Plays in Charlotte, Greenville, Asheville, Columbia, and Charleston
  • Provence, France Art Spring Break Trip
  • Quebec Spring Break Ski Trip
  • Radford VA for Quiz Bowl Competition
  • Raleigh, NC Conference
  • Raleigh, NC Train, Museum, and Legislative Retreat
  • Savannah, GA Retreat
  • Walt Disney World for SRHC
  • Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, VA for SRHC Conference
  • Wilmington, NC for SHRC