What are colloquiums?

Colloquiums are a non-course credit seminar for students in the Honors Program. Colloquiums are different from the standard learning environment filled with exams, essays, and homework. Every colloquium is student led and holds intriguing discussions and presentations with occasional guest lecturers. In colloquiums, Honor students participate in discussions with their peers on a topic of their choosing. While participating in colloquiums students will gain communication and critical thinking skills, while bonding and developing life-long relationships with their like-minded peers. 


Who can attend colloquiums?

Colloquiums are open to all students in the Honors Program; however, all first and second year students are required to attend one colloquium per month. Typically, upper classmen lead or co-lead colloquiums. Honors points are allocated for each colloquium attended (1 point) or led (2 points).


When do colloquiums take place?

Students will be notified at the beginning of each month when and where the colloquiums are taking place during the month. Students will have the choice of which colloquium to attend based off of their interests and availability. 


2019-2020 Colloquiums

  • Science Fiction
  • Performing Arts
  • Morality
  • Animals
  • Sports 
  • Creative Writing


Colloquium FAQ

Q: How can I become a colloquium leader?

A: If a student is interested in becoming a colloquium leader, please contact the Honors Program. In order to be a leader, there is a mini-training to complete before leading colloquiums. 

Q: Can I attend more than one colloquium per month?

A: Yes, you are welcome to attend as many colloquiums as you wish!

Q: What happens if I miss a colloquium?

A: If you are a student that is required to attend colloquiums (freshmen and sophomore) you are allowed to miss one meeting a semester. If you need to or end up missing more, please contact the Honors Program.