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Honors Student Organizations

Honors Ambassadors

The Honors Ambassadors is a group of Honors College students selected to represent the college at a variety of events, including college nights at local high schools, Honors College Open Houses, Cougar Fridays, Honors College Advisory Board meetings and The Great Conversation. Applications to the organization are available and interviews are conducted at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. For more information, contact the Honors Ambassadors officers.

Student Governing Board

The Student Governing Board (SGB) functions as a liaison between the Honors faculty, administration and students. Each semester, SGB conducts student evaluations of Honors faculty. SGB officers are elected to annual terms, and meetings are open to all Honors College students. In addition, SGB is responsible for planning various social activities for the college. For more information, contact the SGB officers.

The Terry Scholars at the University of Houston

All Terry Scholars are members of the Terry Scholars at the University of Houston (TSUH) student organization. This organization promotes student success both inside and outside the classroom, providing academic support and networks, as well as monthly community service projects and social events. The Terry Scholars elect officers to annual terms and assist in the planning of events such as the Terry Scholar Orientation and Banquet. For more information, contact the Terry Scholar Officers.

Club Theater

Club Theater is an organization of students who love the craft of acting and producing original work but who are not theater majors. Contact Samantha Terrones to get involved.

Honors Advocates

Honors Advocates is a volunteer organization that recruits and orients new students to the University and the Honors community. Some advocates also serve as advisors and counselors with the Honors staff during summer orientation sessions and the Honors Retreat. For more information, contact the organization at

Model Arab League

Since 1988, the Honors College has participated in the national Model Arab League (MAL) conference, held for three days in Washington, D.C., each spring. The league offers students an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills and to learn about the social, economic, cultural, and political issues facing leaders of the Arab world. Participation in MAL is valuable to students of all academic majors and nationalities as they gain valuable leadership training through public speaking and discussion, writing and editing, interpersonal relations, and cross-cultural dialogue. Delegates come away with practiced skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors. Interested students should contact Keri Myrick, Hina Uddin, or John Griffith.

Model G20

Model G20 (MG20) is an innovative program designed to fully simulate a G20 Leaders' Summit. Recognizing the G20’s influence in shaping today’s world, we seek to prepare future leaders to build a strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive global economy. MG20 helps students develop skills in multilateral negotiations, public speaking, team building strategy, and diplomacy. A closer look at the inner workings and agenda of the G20 provides participants with a better understanding of the dynamics of international affairs, including such key issues as economic growth, job creation, migration, refugees, trade agreements, financial regulation, development, climate change, and others. For more information on MG20, please contact Keri Myrick.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations (MUN) is a program designated to educate students of all ages about becoming aware of current events, international relations, as well as being open minded and respectful towards different cultures around the world. Model UN participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how different countries cooperate with one another in order to put an end to world problems such as eliminating famine, protecting human rights, providing basic necessities of life, preventing or ending armed conflicts, as well as many others. For more information on MG20, please contact Keri Myrick or Samantha De Leon.

University of Houston Speech & Debate Team

By demanding research, evidence and reasoning, collegiate policy debate pushes students to understand contemporary political issues and to make informed, real-world decisions. Tournaments foster public speaking ability, encourage civic engagement and develop leadership. Speech & Debate at Houston is open to all students, from novices to seasoned competitors. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Garner.

Bleacher Creatures

Bleacher Creatures is the official spirit group of the Honors College, offering all Honors students the opportunity to "paint up and get rowdy" at Cougar home games.

The Great Conversation Decorations Committee

Decorations Committee members team up with fellow Honors students to apply their creative talents to designing table decorations that reflect the wide array of subjects being discussed at The Great Conversation. Committee members will have the opportunity to attend the event and engage in conversation with community and University leaders. For more infomation, contact Elena Rios.

Honors College Mentorship Program

The Honors College Mentorship Program provides guidance and support to incoming students through peer mentoring. Incoming Honors students are encouraged to meet with student mentors regularly as well as participate in a variety of Honors community-buidiing events to ensure a successful transition to the University of Houston. Meet our Mentors and learn more about events!

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)- The National Leadership Honors Society

The purpose of ODK is to recognize University of Houston students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and scholarship. ODK acknowledges and encourages achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech, mass media and the creative and performing arts. For more information, contact the organization at