Honors College Engagement Requirements

The Honors College strives to build a sense of community where students get the experience of a small liberal arts college, but with all the resources of a major public university. Our events, workshops, and activities are all designed with the purpose of enriching your life and giving you an experience that transcends classroom learning.  We hope that you will take advantage of all these opportunities to learn and grow.

As the FIU Community takes the proper precautions and begins to repopulate campus this Fall, the Honors College will be requiring students to complete 10 engagement points per semester (Fall and Spring). Students can get Engagement points by attending Honors Hours, club meetings, HEARTS events, participating in a student leadership position, listening to the Honors College podcast, and more! 

We offer both virtual and in-person opportunities to help students reach the 10 point requirement. Failure to complete them will result in students losing priority registration privileges for the following semester. 

Below is a breakdown of points for each Honors activity and a list of student leadership positions around campus that can fully cover your 10 point requirement per semester.

Students can track their points and see upcoming Honors Events at http://myhonors.fiu.edu or on our Instagram @FIUHonors.

For a general breakdown, see the value table below:

ActivityPoint Value
Leadership Lecture4
Club Meeting1 (max of 5)
Honors Hour3
HEARTS Event (all types)2
Other (Specific HC Sponsored Event)2
Labs (OE 165 and Parkview 400) Visits10 visits = 1 (max of 1)
Library Study Room (GL 310A) Visits10 visits = 1 (max of 1)
  • Students can track their points and view Honors events at http://myhonors.fiu.edu
  • We encourage students to earn as many points as they can.  At the end of each academic year, the top ten point earners will be recognized on the Dean’s Citizenship List.
  • Honors Hours – Honors Hours provide informational sessions, social and entertainment opportunities, and workshops to expand your undergraduate experience.  For a full list of Honors Hours for the current semester, go to http://honors.fiu.edu/events.  If you have ideas for Honors Hours workshops you would like to see, email us at hcengage@fiu.edu.
  • Colloquia – Every semester we invite FIU faculty to give presentations on topics of interest For a full list of Colloquia for the current semester, go to  http://honors.fiu.edu/events or log on to MyHonors.