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Honors Involvement Program

The purpose of the Honors Involvement Program (HIP) is to encourage students to be engaged with the Judy Genshaft Honors College outside of the classroom. HIP is managed by the Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council (JGHCSC). The Judy Genshaft Honors College hosts multiple events throughout the year that are geared towards promoting social connectivity between students, faculty, and staff. In addition to leadership & professional development workshops, the honors college hosts an annual art show, talent show, fall picnic, and many more! Some of the events center around study abroad, internship, and research opportunities, so please keep your eye out for those! Students who are interested in networking with other honors students, and honors faculty/staff should attend these events


Students are encouraged to attend at least five Honors events. The list of events will be updated throughout the semester and can be found through using this website. On the RSVP website, there is a drop-down menu listed under “Search by Category.” Students should be able to select events that will count towards “Involvement,” and see the entire list of events that are considered a part of the involvement program. 

Students must RSVP and then check into the event on the day of.

Objectives of the Honors Involvement Program are as follows: 

  • Students will learn about the available resources that are available within the Judy Genshaft Honors College
  • Students will network with honors students, faculty, and staff in and outside of the “traditional space” setting
  • Students will further develop their leadership & professional development skills
  • Students will learn about the societal issues that are affecting both the Tampa Bay community and the global community through tying service opportunities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Students will gain one point per event they attend and check-in to. 

One point per event (of those listed here under “Involvement”)
One point per three JGHCSC committee meetings (once redeemed)


After a student gains five (5) Involvement Points, they will be eligible to earn an exclusive Honors long-sleeve T-shirt. At any time, students may email the USF Judy Genshaft Honors College Student Council to see how many points they have or will need to get this prize.

The top ten (10) students with the highest number of involvement Points will be invited to attend the annual Honors College Banquet. The evening includes dinner, awards, and socializing with the most involved friends, faculty, and staff of the Judy Genshaft Honors College.