University Honors College - The Honorable mention

2023-2024 Honors College Ambassador Application NOW OPEN Deadline to apply is August 30th

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements

Thank you for your interest in the Honors Student Ambassador Program!  Please be sure to look over all the information carefully.

Who We Are

The Honors Student Ambassadors is comprised of a dynamic group of undergraduates who will help recruit prospective students to UB and the Honors College.  The Ambassadors will promote the following goal: To provide every prospective Honors student with an opportunity to connect with a current Honors student and learn about the Honors College experience.

What That Means

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will assist UB and Honors in a very important way.  Ambassadors are students, and as such will have a different perspective than that of a staff member.  You can provide families with an important perspective on what life is like here at UB and in Honors.  As an Ambassador, you will participate in the following activities:

  • Conduct campus tours with prospective students and their families (minimum of 4 during the 2023-2024 academic year– you might be asked to do a tour for the Office of Admissions if needed)
  • Assist with events such as UB 360 Open House, Accepted Student Days and Presidential Scholarship Interviews.
  • Be willing to help with other opportunities that might arise – speaking on a panel of current students, meeting with school counselors, emailing prospective students.

Why Become an Honors Student Ambassador?

  • Become part of a cohesive group of students who are united by the fact that they are representing UB and Honors. 
  • Build your resume – being an Honors Student Ambassador will help you demonstrate that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team setting.  You will also be able to show employers or graduate schools that you were a student leader on campus.  You will gain experience with public speaking and strengthen your ability to think quickly, and confidently.  The qualities you nurture as an Honors Student Ambassador will help you excel in school and make you a competitive force in whatever career you choose to pursue after your time at UB.
  • You will be able to give back to UB and Honors and help prospective students with an important decision of college choice.  You will have fun, develop connections, meet great people and help others just by being yourself, and loving UB and Honors.
  • Receive a $100 stipend
  • Receive awesome UB/Honors apparel that you will wear when conducting tours and representing UB

Okay, sounds good to me!  What do I do now?

Membership in the Honors Student Ambassador Program is competitive.  We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated students who love UB and Honors, and want to share that excitement with prospective students.  Involvement in other activities is not as important as showing us that your personality will make a lasting, positive impression on students and parents who are considering making a big choice – the choice to join our UB community for one of the most important academic and personal experiences of their lives.  To be eligible you must:

  • Fill out the attached application and email it to Tim Matthews by Wednesday, August 30th at 4:30pm 
  • Be in good standing with the Honors College
  • An Honors Scholar who has completed at least one full semester at UB
  • Be available to conduct at least two campus tours each semester, help us during UB Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, assist with the Honors College Presidential Scholarship interviews, virtual events and other recruitment opportunities.  The time commitment is small during the course of the academic year but very important – we need responsible students we can depend on!
  • Have a sincere desire to represent and promote UB in an enthusiastic manner, and have a strong sense of pride in the University
  • Have the ability to work well with others, adapt to sometimes difficult situations and possess effective communication skills

After review of applications, you may be contacted for an in-person interview.  If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me at  We look forward to reviewing your application!


Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors…Peer Mentors Needed!

Posted by Tim on June 27, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements, Networking


We need your help! We have almost 350 incoming Honors Scholars who have requested an Honors College peer mentor.

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2023-2024 academic year, please fill out our brief online application by Monday, July 3.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College community.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend a brief virtual mentor orientation this summer (details to follow)
  • Reach out to your mentee(s) prior to the start of the fall semester to welcome them to UB/Honors
  • Meet with your mentee(s) once during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person (each mentor may have 1-3 mentees)
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College Scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a short profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Neil Savoy at and we will reply as soon as we are able.

Have a great summer!

The Honors College Staff


Honors College Seeks an Intern for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Internships

The Honors College is looking for an intern for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  This can be earned either by completing an Honors petition or getting academic credit through your department.  The schedule is flexible, but our intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit). 

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Honors International Cafe, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits.  This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more
  • Creating and Editing Videos
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools
  • Updating/maintaining the Honors Highlights email and Honorable mention blogs

To apply, please email a copy of your resume, a flier or poster sample promoting an event or program, and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to me at: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Friday, May 5, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.

If you are selected for an interview, those will take place between May 8, 2023 and May 12, 2023.

Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.


Honors Student Council Elections 2023-2024

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council

Your HSC E-Board is excited to now be conducting elections for next year’s Honors Student Council Officers, for the following positions!

HSC President

HSC Treasurer

HSC Secretary

HSC Director of Advertising

HSC Director of Community Service

HSC Sophomore Class Representative

HSC Junior Class Representative

HSC Senior Class Representative

All members of the Honors College are encouraged to vote at this link! If that link does not work for you, you can copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Voting for all positions will end at 4:30pm on Friday, April 14th. Be sure to cast your vote before then!

Direct any questions or concerns to Will Eaton, HSC President.

We’re looking forward to seeing who will lead our organization through the next academic year!

– Your HSC E-Board”


Honors College Photo Library

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Career Oportunities, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Honors Student Council, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Paid Student Experience, Podcast, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Student Assistant, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Winter Session, Work Study Opportunity, Workshops

Do you want to be more involved with the Honors College? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College Instagram? Upload photos to our NEW Honors College Photo Library! We want to see all the amazing things our Honors Scholars are up to!

Click the link to upload your photos and be featured on our social media platforms:


Nominations for the 2023-2024 academic year’s Honors Student Council Executive Board elections are now open!

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council

Are you interested in getting involved in the Honors College student government? Nominations for the 2023-2024 academic year’s Honors Student Council Executive Board elections are now open!

If you are interested in running for any positions listed below and meet the listed criteria, please fill out the linked form! The forms will be open until 5:00pm on Friday, March 31. Please note that you must be a member of the Honors College for the 2023-2024 academic year to run for any positions.

HSC Treasurer (open to all Honors students)

HSC Secretary (open to all Honors students)

HSC Director of Community Service (open to all Honors students)

HSC Director of Advertising (open to all Honors students)

HSC Sophomore Class Representative (open to rising Honors sophomores – current freshmen)

HSC Junior Class Representative (open to rising Honors juniors – current sophomores)

HSC Senior Class Representative (open to rising Honors seniors – current juniors) Questions? Email Will Eaton, HSC President, at


Informational Meeting for the Honors College Think Tank in the 2023-24 school year

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2023 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, New Programs, Uncategorized

Dear Honors Scholars, 

What issues matter most to you? The climate crisis? Systemic racism? Inequality? Educational reform? The Prison-Industrial Complex? The War on Drugs? Civil liberties? Voter suppression? 

Whatever your concerns are, chances are there are other students who share them. 

If you are interested in doing interdisciplinary research with a team of fellow Honors scholars, consider coming to an organizing meeting for the Honors College Think Tank. 

Think Tanks are institutions that bring together people to examine problems in society and advocate policy prescriptions to fix them. 

On March 16th at 3:30 PM, we will hold a meeting in Capen 106C outlining the course:

  • students will take a 1-credit course in the fall to learn about think tanks, policy papers, and organize into working groups. 
  • This will be followed in the spring by the working groups researching their topic and creating policy papers under the guidance of a faculty advisor in a 3-credit mentored research collaboration. 

The finished projects will be presented at the end of April 2024. 

Students will also earn 4 Honors Experience credits for the year.  

This will be a student-driven initiative with students choosing and defining their topics and organizing their working groups. Working group leaders will be chosen by each team. 

If you’re interested, please RSVP → 

PS: Email if you’re interested but can’t make the meeting or if you have any questions.

Attached is a QR code for the google form.

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Se Buscan investigadores linguistas: Tracking Spanish Linguistic Variation in Digital Spaces and Western NY with Honors Faculty Fellow Adrian Ricceli February 15

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops


Congratulations to Alexis Harrell on being selected as a 2023 Marshall Scholar

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

A senior psychology and sociology major from UB has been awarded a 2023 Marshall Scholarship by the British government.

Alexis Harrell, a racial justice researcher and artist, is one of 40 students chosen nationwide to receive the award from more than 900 applicants.

Marshall Scholarship recipients are considered among the most accomplished undergraduate students and recent graduates in the United States. Scholarship recipients study an academic subject of their choice for up to three years at a university in the United Kingdom.

The 2023 winners will begin graduate studies at 21 universities in September.

To read the full article, please visit:

Congratulations Lexi!!!


Honors College Greiner Hall Living Learning Community 2023-2024

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

The Honors College Sophomore LLC provides the experience of a diverse community of gifted scholars living in the same area in Greiner Hall on North Campus. Exclusively for sophomore Honors scholars, this unique experience allows for Honors College students to further develop their leadership skills with their peers.

Expectations of membership:

  • Participate as an Honors College Ambassador and/or Honors College Peer Mentor (
  • As a group, plan and facilitate 1-2 student-centered programs for the Honors College each semester
  • Attend one Honors College Faculty Fellow talk (held in Greiner Hall) in fall and/or spring

*If interested, complete the supplemental questions on the Greiner Hall general housing application