The University Honors Program at Purdue Calumet prides itself in the community that it creates. When talking with students in the Honors Program, students continually say that one of the best attributes of the program is the ability to make new friends and get involved in the surrounding community. The program sponsors many events each year. It offers community involvement events, academic and cultural events, and social events. In addition the program is beginning to create different athletic events within the program.
Some events that the program has sponsored in the past were Relay for Life, working with the Hammond Boys and Girls Club, and volunteering at the Humane Society. The program has taken trips to Chicago to visit the museums, as well as attended conferences across the country in Phoenix, Kansas City, and Boston. But it isn’t all work! The program also invites its students to attend cookouts, game nights, and various holiday parties.
Students attend classes that promote extra learning within the classroom, taking courses normally not available to the student body. Some of these special topics courses allowed only for Honors Students include the Meaning of Life, the History of Food, Love and Desire, Medieval Sanctity and Heresy, and Investing in your Future.
And finally, students get the benefit of working with professors one on one, are given the opportunity to network and research one on one, and have extra guidance provided by the faculty involved in the program.