Photo: Serving


Finding Ways to Serve

Community engagement is a key component in the Honors Scholars Program’s philosophy, which is why students are encouraged to serve in or create an outreach program for the community.

Previous outreach opportunities:

  • Volunteering as a language instructor
  • Tutoring local elementary students
  • Implementing a film series on campus
  • Raising human trafficking awareness
  • Raising money for Guatemala schools

 "Tutoring was a great experience. It was a really low-key way to get to know some kids in the area and make a tangible difference in their lives." --Margo Smith '11 (Political Science)

The Venue

The Honors Scholars Program is well-known across the JBU campus for hosting The Venue, a campus-wide event in which participants (honors and non-honors students, faculty, staff and administrators) are encouraged to explore the arts and/or raise their awareness of current political and social causes.

Each Venue is organized around a theme such as Jazz, History of Photography or Italian Renaissance. The Venue tends to draw between 150 and 250 participants each semester.


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