The Honors College is about more than academics. It’s about growing the whole student, personally as well as intellectually. We bring you so many opportunities to have fun, get involved and meet likeminded people who will become lifelong friends.
Honors Living Learning Community (LLC)
The Honors Living Learning Community (LLC) is located in six wings of the brand-new Franklin Residential College and is reserved just for Honors students.
Why Live In The LLC?
- Convenience: Attend Honors seminars right in your residential hall! Many will be held in the classroom on the first floor of Franklin.
- Friendships: Get to know other students in the commons area, which is open to all members of the Honors College.
- Guidance: Make the most of your college experience with the help of Honors Residential Advisors and the Honors LLC Program Coordinator. They’ll work with student leaders and Honors faculty to help you blend academics with residential, social and service life.
Jessica Moore Hooten, Class of 2009
Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University Department of Chemistry
“Honors at Murray provided me with a positive learning environment and support system of other talented students to rely on throughout undergraduate study. Such lasting friendships and networks help this generation of college students become the next generation of leaders in their field.”
Honors Student Council
The Honors Student Council is a representative body of six elected students from each class. The council is made up of elected positions — president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and sergeant-at-arms — who run weekly meetings, set council policies and guide activities. The council has committees for social activities, philanthropy, community service, athletics, fundraising and public relations, and committee chairs are appointed by the HSC president.
The council also organizes extracurricular activities that are student-led, student-organized and open to any Honors students who want to participate.
- Intramural teams in a variety of sports for men and women.
- Service projects that range from volunteering at the Main Street Youth Center to working at the local animal shelter.
- Event trips including concerts, hockey games and Thunder Over Louisville.
- Adventure outings featuring trail rides, spelunking in regional caves and whitewater rafting.
- Two philanthropy fundraising events organized for student-chosen, non-profit organizations.
- Social events like Super Bowl parties and graduation toga parties.
- Honors teams for All Campus Sing, a song-and-dance competition that’s been a popular student event for nearly 60 years!