The Honors Program at Lincoln Land Community College hosts many events and activities for students to enjoy.
Fall Leadership Retreat
At the beginning of each fall semester, Honors Program students have a chance to participate in a weekend of fun on the Honors Program Fall Leadership Retreat at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort. Students get to know each other and faculty through exercises in leadership and recreational activities (including swimming, hiking, and water bottle rockets).
Spring Chicago Trip
In addition to the Fall Leadership Retreat, honors students also have an opportunity to visit museums in Chicago in the spring. Ticket options vary from year to year, but may include the Chicago Museum of Science and History, the Field Museum, and the Planetarium, among others. This spring retreat provides honors students with the chance to get away from the busy college campus and enjoy a fun, educational experience in downtown Chicago.
As part of the leadership course HUM 112, honors students participate in COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience). COPE consists of a two day trip with confidence and team building activities. The first day focuses on team-building and strengthening trust within the group through the low course. Day two includes the high course, which focuses on overcoming fear, self-mastery, and achieving higher goals. Leadership skills learned on the trip are later applied in the honors program, the classroom, and in daily activities.
The Honors Club organizes a range of activities. Some of these are dedicated to fundraising and others to spending the money raised on educational and enjoyable experiences for the program’s students. The activities each year, however, depend greatly on the students. Through monthly meetings honors students personalize program activities to fit their interests.
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