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Honors Program

    Honors at Tech is all about innovation. Here are some of the ways you can get involved as a student who wants to share ideas and learn how to shape the future:
  • Learn how to find a research mentor in your major field: get started on your personal scholarly career.
  • Join one of the 15+ service-oriented committees sponsored by your Honors student organization, the Associated Scholars Guild (ASG). These interest groups aren't clubs: they provide opportunities and support for learning how to make things happen, from social events to substantial civic engagement.
  • Propose a research presentation for the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Conference (TCHC) or the National Collegiate Honors Conference.
  • Attend the Leadership Extravaganza and learn managerial and project development skills: Current Tech Honors students can contact ASG President Kevin McPeak about this twice-yearly event.
  • Become an Honors 1010 Peer Mentor to assist next year's incoming Honors students! Applications begin in the spring semester. Write to Dr. Barnes at
  • Apply for the Ginkgo Grant for innovative service initiatives. Get a Ginkgo Grant Application.
  • Suggest a faculty member, colloquium topic, class, or activity that you'd like to see become a part of Honors.
  • Communicate and serve as an active part of the Honors community. If you are responsible and willing to roll up your sleeves as a team member, consider running for the Honors Council, applying for the chairmanship of an ASG committee (see above), or joining ASG's hardworking Steering Committee. To see what Steering does for you and the rest of us, sit in on one of Steering's regular meetings. They're held every other week during the school year.
  • Make an appointment to talk to Dr. Barnes or Mr. Clark. They are happy to get to know you.