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Extracurricular Events


All Honors students are required to accumulate 15 extracurricular points each year. Below is a list of suggested events and activities. Note: If you are participating in community or volunteer activities please contact Jennifer Lutes, for an evaluation of your event and amount of points awarded. Please see the Extracurricular Point Menu (122 KB) for a description of types of events that can be awarded points. If you know of events or activities and do not see them below, please contact Jennifer so the events can be advertised to fellow Honors students.  


Fall 2013 Events


  • August
    • 2014-2015 Honors Orientation. Will be Friday August 15 from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM, or Saturday August 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. If you have not yet attended an Honors Orientation, this will be mandatory for you. Please check your e-mail this summer for an invitation and RSVP.
  • September
    • Auraria Campus Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, September 2 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in teh Tivoli Commons area.  Join the office of Student Activites for information on how to get involved in the community. 2 extracurricular points will be granted when a brief discription is submitted.
  • October
    • The Buried Life: Wednesday, October 8 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm in the Tivoli Turnahalle. The Buried Life (TBL) originated in 2006 when four now twenty-somethings-- Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn, and Jonnie Penn -- set out in an old RV to complete a list of "100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die," and help out strangers along the way to accomplish something on their own lists. On their journey, TBL approached peopel to ask the question, "What do you want to do before you die?" For everything they accomplished on their list, they helped a stranger to something on their list. Since then, they've produced a 2009 MTV show (marking of #53 on their list) and a 2012 New York Times best-selling book, What do You Want To Do Before You Die? 2 extracurricular points will be granted when a bried discription is submitted.
    • Zach Whals: Thursday, October 9 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Tivoli Multicultural Lounge. Zach Wahls made headlines in 2011 when, at the age of 19, he testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the subject of gay marriage. The son of two lesbian mothers, the 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student had no idea that his heartfelt testimony that day would spread like wildfire, and even have him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Zach shares a story that has never before been told, and offers a fresh, bold perspective on a recently rekindled- and always contentious-issue: gay marriage. 2 extracurricular points will be granted when a brief discription is submitted.
  • November
    • NCHC: Wednesday, November 5-Sunday, November 9. The National Collegiate Honors Conference will be in Denver! If you are interested in being a student moderator, please contact the Honors Director Dr. Amy Eckert at: to sign up. The number of extracurricular points will be determined by the number of hours you volunteer.
    • 1Book/1 Project/ 2 Transform: Wednesday November 12, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Carissa Phelps, author of "Runaway Girl" will be on campus for an author talk, and book signing. The event is be in the Tivoli Turnhall. 2 points will be granted for reading the book, 2 points for participating in the project, and 2 points for attending the author talk. Extracurricular points will be granted when a brief discription is submitted.
    • Project Homeless Connect: Monday, November 17 from 11:00am- 3:00 pm at the Colorado Convention Center. Project Homeless Connect 14 is a one-day, one-stop shop event that connects homeless individuals and families to services. The clients will have access to more than 60 free services that span health care to haircuts. Through Project Homeless Connect, clients have the privilege to receive these services in one place during one day, as opposed to visiting multiple servies throughout the Denver metropolitan area. These are critical support services being offered by organizations that work closely with our homeless population every day. Project Homeless connect has provided assistance to over 15,000 individuals and families since 2005. for more information visit: A 1.5 hours training is madatory to participate in this event. 4 extracurricular points will be granted for participation

  • This years Think Tank Officers are:
    • President: Sarah Johnson
    • VP: Aaron Itner
    • Secretary: Anah Miller
    • Treasurer: Vacant
    • Communications Officer: Vacant
    • Community Outreach Officer: Vacant
  • The 2014-2015 PHABS Representatives are:
    • Tyler Anderson
    • Naomi Bolts
    • Jennifer Mueller
    • David Spittler
    • Morgan Stimpson
    • Micha Richie