Get Involved and Share Your Experiences!
What is it?
The Honors Advocates are a select group of actively involved and committed Honors students chosen through an application and interview process each Spring semester. Their main function is to showcase Honors at UT Arlington by serving as the official student hosts and representatives for the College.
What does it take to be an Honors College Advocate?
Advocates must have strong communication skills, be knowledgeable about the Honors College, and embody the principles of excellence in the Honors College. They must also feel comfortable speaking to other students in one-on-one, information table, and presentation settings. The ideal Advocate is well-rounded, highly motivated, friendly, enthusiastic, and eager to highlight everything that the Honors College and UTA have to offer. Ideally, they are committed to helping shape the future of the Honors College, not only in the legacy of leadership they leave behind but also in their outreach to a wide range of prospective students and helping to bring a diversity of fresh faces and ideas into the College.
- Be in good standing with the College (3.2 GPA or higher)
- Be making progress toward their Honors College Degree
- Have completed at least one semester in the Honors College
- Be able to commit to serving as an Advocate for the whole school year (the only exception is returning Advocates graduating in the Fall)
What does an Honors Advocate do?
Being an Honors Advocate involves taking on certain responsibilities—the willingness to give up time, sometimes in the evenings or weekends—in the interest of supporting the Honors College and its events. Advocates interact and engage with prospective students to gain critical communication skills, while also promoting the Honors College and its opportunities. They provide insight into the College and are committed to being an integral part of the recruitment and retention of Honors students. Advocates also serve as peer advisors and mentors to current Honors students by being accessible during scheduled office hours to answer questions and support their fellow peers academically, professionally, personally, and socially.
Advocates will commit to:
- Attend and assist with Honors 101 and the Honors Welcome Event
- Present at one Maverick Experience Day, Senior Academic Excellence Day, or Explore Honors event
- Participate in at least two other events throughout the semester (this can include Honors Research Symposium and Senior Dinner)
- Attend biweekly Advocate meetings on Mondays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
- Complete one office hour per week this can include assisting prospective student walk-ins, answering questions from current students, or assisting the staff with various tasks
- Present to New Student Courses (UNIV) classes and interested student organizations
What are the benefits?
- Opportunity to represent the Honors College at events and share your experiences with prospective students and their families
- Develop critical leadership, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
- Strengthen your résumé and gain valuable experience
- $200 yearly scholarship
- .5 experience points towards your Honors degree requirements
How do I apply?
The application will open on March 4, 2021, at 9:00 am CST.
The deadline is April 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CST*
Interview dates: April 14th - 23rd
*Late applications will not be considered
Thanks for your interest in being an outstanding leader in the Honors College!