Honors Civic Engagement Project

The Honors Civic Engagement Project curates a series of experiences with the aim of helping you to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring and active citizens while also earning an Honors Engaged point.

Activities Overview (Fall 2021)

Requirements for earning an Honors Engaged point involve participation in all the following:

  • Attend and participate in the virtual Honors Civic Engagement Project kick-off event.
  • Active participation in the Honors Advocacy Initiative (HAI) throughout fall 2021 semester. HAI is a student-led group that hosts speakers and participates in policy and advocacy initiatives that are important to NIU students.
  • Audit a local nonprofit's social media presence as part of Social Media Once Over (SMOO). In partnership with DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, you can gain useful resume-building experience while helping a local nonprofit. You will receive a one-time training to help you complete this task.

How to Participate

  • To enroll in the fall Civic Engagement Project for Honors Engaged credit, complete the following three steps by September 3, 2021:
    • Enroll yourself in the Fall 2021 Honors Civic Engagement Project Blackboard organization
    • Sign up for HAI
    • Sign up for SMOO
  • Each experience counts for Honors Engaged credit or Connect credit, but not both.
  • Please sign up for each component by the deadline listed to be considered regardless of the kind of credit you are earning.

Important Dates

  • Sept. 3: Deadline to enroll in this program.
  • Sept. 9: Kick-off event (5-6 p.m. virtual)
  • Sept. 22: SMOO training session (virtual)

Learn more about the spring Honors Civic Engagement Project on the Blackboard organization. All program updates and details will be published there.