The Honors Program sponsors a variety of activities aimed at nurturing an intellectual culture that permeates the classroom and extends beyond into the life of the student. Honors students will have opportunities to attend and discuss lectures, performances and an annual retreat.
Honors Community Service
The Honors Program promotes leadership development through the Community Service component, and recognizes the vital role played by community service in your development. In addition to benefiting the local and regional communities and promoting social justice, your community service enables you to engage in identifying and solving significant problems, encourages civic responsibility, and expands your educational experience through the practical application of academic theory. You might consider this "giving back" to the community, or a way for you to demonstrate your commitment to the betterment of society.
The Honors Community Service component will include a planned, supervised project in which you will research and propose a solution to a specific problem in the community. You will investigate academic research questions related to your project, and involve various levels of the community in your proposed solution to the problem. Examples of specific projects would include establishing a remedial reading program, developing an intramural sports program, etc. Your community service project can be completed in a community outside the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Students will negotiate a contract. The Honors Council will provide students with a few exemplar contracts as examples. To fulfill the requirements of the Community Service Component, students will examine a social problem in the local community. Students might not all work on the same problem, but they may. Students who want to communicate with an existing community organization involved in the selected problem will have UVI available to initiate such communication. Student involvement in the Community Service Component will be as follows:
Dr. Vincent Cooper
Honors Program Director