Organizations

Pre-Law Association through Honors (PATH)

The Pre-Law Association through Honors (PATH) is the pre-law organization for all Honors students interested in the law and in going to law school.

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STITCH
(Pre-Med)

Students Taking Initiative Through Collaboration in Honors (STITCH) allows Honors College students interested in becoming doctors to connect with the medical profession and prepare for application to medical school.

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Gamma Epsilon Phi (GEP)

Gamma Epsilon Phi is the exclusive Honors College student society at the MMC campus.

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Honors Investment Portfolio (HIP)

The Honors Investment Portfolio was created to teach and expose Honors College students to the workings of the equity markets.

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The Ghost in the Machine

This Cognitive Science Club focuses on the study of thought, learning, and mental organization, which draws on aspects of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer modeling.

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Pre-Therapy Student Organization

Aims to inform, empower, and better guide students about the opportunities available in the field of therapy.

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Lend a Hand

Student organization that is dedicated to educate both hearing and non-hearing students in the ways of American Sign Language (ASL) and the purpose of language in general.

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Level Up

Student organization committed to helping underprivileged high school students prepare for college.

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Pre-Law Association Through Honors (PATH)


The Pre-Law Association through Honors (PATH) is the pre-law organization for all Honors students interested in the law and in going to law school. It offers the following programs and activities:


Legal Studies
  • Workshop on “What is ‘The law’” and “Is law school for me?”
  • Law student shadow/mentor program
  • Legal research training
  • Litigation training (trials and appeals)
  • Access to the Dean of the Law School
Law School Application/Admission
  • Preparation for the Honors College 3+3 program
  • LSAT – registration and preparation
  • Application preparation (including personal statement)
  • Mock interviews
  • Law school selection/counseling
Community and Professional Development
  • Law-related internships
  • Community service opportunities in Sweetwater
Related Events
  • Speaker Series
  • Lunch Series
  • Law-related field trips
  • Networking/Mixers
Social Media

Facebook

Instagram

Faculty Advisors

Professor H. Scott Fingerhut
Assistant Director, Trial Advocacy Program, COL
Faculty Fellow and Director of Pre-Law Programs
in the Honors College
fingerhut@fiu.edu
305-348-3182

Umer Rahman
Sr. Coordinator of Honors Hall & Student Programs
urahman@fiu.edu
305-348-4100


Students Taking Initiative Through Collaboration in Honors (STITCH)


STITCH allows Honors College students interested in becoming doctors to connect with the medical profession and prepare for application to medical school. STITCH selects its members from the top of the class of Honors College students and helps prepare them for their future goals.


Activities and Events

  • Seminars with medical professionals
  • Advising sessions for pre-med students
  • Networking possibilities with FIU’s Medical School
  • Volunteer opportunities

Membership

  • Fully admitted Honors College student in good academic standing
  • Interested in medical school or career related to medicine
  • Application

STITCH Membership Application

For more information, please contact Umer Rahman, Sr. Coordinator of Honors Hall & Student Programs, FIU Honors College, urahman@fiu.edu – 305-348-4100 or contact Emely Pozo at epozo002@fiu.edu.

You can also visit the STITCH official website at   http://honors.fiu.edu/stitch/.

Gamma Epsilon Phi (GEP)


Gamma Epsilon Phi is the exclusive Honors College student society at the MMC campus. Members of GEP are leaders within the Honors College and FIU community and are committed to the pursuit of excellence and knowledge.


Activities and Events
  1. Involvement in the Honors College-Sweetwater Partnership
  2. Relay for Life
  3. Dance Marathon
  4. Beach Bash, Picnics, and Bowling night
Membership
  1. Honors College student
  • For more information about GEP, contact Umer Rahman, Sr. Coordinator of Honors Hall & Student Programs, FIU Honors College, urahman@fiu.edu – 305-348-4100

Honors Investment Portfolio (HIP) Club


The Honors Investment Portfolio was created to teach and expose Honor College students to the workings of the equity markets. The founders established the club as a way to pass on their financial knowledge and experience. Through a hands-on approach, members learn the essential skills necessary to effectively manage their own finances and make rational financial decisions.


The club manages both a virtual account and a live account. The virtual account is used for teaching purposes for new members, while seasoned members have the opportunity to pitch stocks for the live account. This concept allows the members to become engaged and proactive in their learning while taking actual trades and making long term investment decisions. Over time we believe that any consistent member of our club will reach a level of financial experience that exceeds that of most finance majors.

Mission Statement

The Florida International University Honors College organization, Honors Investment Portfolio (HIP), is a unique and imaginative club aimed at educating members on the investing process. Through hands-on investment projects we aim to provide our members with the ideas and tools needed to make sound financial decisions to become successful investors.

For more information on the HIP Club, please visit their website: http://honors.fiu.edu/hip.


The Ghost in the Machine


This Cognitive Science Club focuses on the study of thought, learning, and mental organization, which draws on aspects of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer modeling.


Mission of the club:

  • Educate our members on how different fields tie into different types of learning
  • Show our members what it is to think more critically and outside the box
  • Portray how the use of language and modern technology have an effect on the thought, learning, and organizational process of one’s mind
  • Show the different thought and organizational processes of different fields
  • Teach other people (outside of members) how to learn in different ways, be more thoughtful, and better a variety of skills (i.e. language, organization)
  • Ultimately demonstrate the interdisciplinarity between thought, learning, and organizational processes throughout many fields by the means of guest speakers (i.e. doctors, professors, and scholars within their respective fields), panels with professionals (curator of a museum, artists, philosophers) in their respective field, community service work, and overall cohesiveness

For more information, contact Umer Rahman at urahman@fiu.edu.


Pre-Therapy Student Organization


Our organization’s aim is to inform, empower, and better guide students about the opportunities available within the field of Therapy. If you are someone who is interested in helping others, working in a variety of settings from home-health agencies, private offices, clinics, nursing homes, or hospitals; then this club is for you. Our members would receive invaluable knowledge and experience through our meetings with hands on activities, and interactive exchanges with speakers that have rich inside information on the therapeutic industry as a career.

Through collaborations with centers and professionals in the field, and contact with FIU graduates or those who soon will be, our club will show you the numerous benefits that can be attained through these growing careers, as well as give you high-level instructions on how to reach the goals you want to achieve within your aspiring programs.

GOALS

·      To have the best prepared students interested in the field of therapeutic services

·  To introduce students from various majors and career paths to the benefits and vast opportunities within the therapy field.

·      To be a source that provides volunteering along with internship opportunities in the field of therapy for anybody who is interested in gaining experience.

 

Mission statement

The Pre-Therapy Student Association is a one of a kind medium through which FIU students will be educated and informed about the various benefits and opportunities within the therapy field. Through shadowing, volunteering, internship opportunities, and workshops dictated by experienced professionals and doctors in the field, we will provide an interactive way to reach and achieve the qualifications needed to stand out as a potential applicant for a career in therapy.

Our Code

Explore. Prepare. Collaborate. Empower.

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For more information, contact Umer Rahman at urahman@fiu.edu.


Lend a Hand


Student organization that is dedicated to educate both hearing and non-hearing students in the ways of American Sign Language (ASL) and the purpose of language in general.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Florida International University Honors College Lend a Hand! student organization is a collection of dedicated students of all backgrounds and level of knowledge in ASL that strive for a better life for Deaf individuals by enhancing everyone’s ability to communicate through ASL. Through community appearances, hands-on projects, and meetings featuring sign language tips and lectures, connections are formed and strengthened between the hearing and hearing-impaired communities at FIU and beyond. By involving both these populations, we aim to bring awareness to disabilities and compassion towards others in a way that can be incorporated and practiced in everyday life. FIU students who join Lend a Hand! will become more well rounded, be able to communicate in a unique way, earn service hours, and interact with the community and a diverse array of individuals.

GOALS:
1. To educate both hearing and non-hearing students in the ways of American Sign Language (ASL) and the purpose of language in general.
2. To raise awareness for the Deaf community, culture, history, and etiquette.
3. Provide volunteering opportunities for students to interact with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) community and “Lend a Hand!” by promoting unity between both of our ways of life.
4. Highlight diversity on campus by supporting and campaigning for Deaf accessibility on campus.
5. Welcome students of all backgrounds and level of expertise in ASL.

METHOD TO ACHIEVE GOALS:
1. Provide weekly meetings to promote understanding between Deaf/HoH and hearing communities.
2. Bringing guest speakers such as translators and representatives of the Deaf and HoH communities.
3. Creating a tutoring program for Deaf/HoH students in Kindergarten led by FIU students in ASL.
4. Promote patriotism by demonstrating the differences in sign languages across the globe, but also demonstrating similarities to unify us all as a human race.
5. Attract all types of people by pairing up with other organizations and institutions to create large scale events to promote our mission.

For more information, contact Umer Rahman at urahman@fiu.edu.


Level Up


Student organization committed to helping underprivileged high school students prepare for college.

Motivate high school students to pursue higher education and set higher expectations for themselves.

For more information, contact Umer Rahman at urahman@fiu.edu.