The UHON Council is a registered
UTC student organization made up of 17 student members, with
four representatives elected by each UHON class level plus one
associate representative. One or two alternates are also chosen
from each class in case one of the elected representatives becomes
unable to serve. Elections for all representatives except freshmen take place electronically at the end of the preceding spring term. Freshman representatives are electedduring the first general
UHON meeting of the fall term.
The Council functions as the governing
body for UHON student activities and as liaison between the
student body and the UHON faculty and staff. The work of the
council is organized through seven committees, each of which
is chaired by one or two UHON council members. The balance of
committee membership is drawn from the UHON student body. All
UHON students are required to serve on at least one of the committees
Members - 2012-2013
Dacey Fisher, VP
Kyle Marcum, Treas.
Kristen Stanfill, Secr.
Adrianna Eder, Pres.
UHON Student Assistant Director
Academic & Cultural Affairs -
provides student input about all aspects of UHON academics, evaluates
the UHON curriculum and makes suggestions for innovation and improvement.
This committee also reviews student proposals for presentations at honors
conferences at the national, regional and state levels. Additionally,
they may organize cultural events and outings, such as attendance at
symphony concerts or outings to art musuems; Reading Room screenings
of foreign films or educational videos; lectures of academic or cultural
Community Service - organizes
and promotes service activities on campus and in the larger
community. Past projects have included coordinating a campus
food drive for the Chattanooga Food Bank, helping with local
playground construction, serving dinners at Dismas House
and helping with Habitat for Humanity projects.
Facilities - works with UHON staff
to maintain the UHON student areas (the Reading Room and the computer
lab), including advising on needed software and equipment and organizing
periodic cleaning and maintenance of the areas. Could also include
an Adopt-a-Spot project for an area adjacent to the building.
Publications - oversees any print publications sponsored by the
UHON student body, including the UHON student website. Past UHON councils have also
published a UHON literary and arts newsletter.
Public Information - This committe's charge is to help generate
positive publicity both on campus and in the community through gathering information
and photos on any UHON volunteer activities or individual achievements of note.
This committee is also responsible for working with the UHON staff to produce
the student portions of the UHON web site and other publications.
Recruitment - works with UHON staff to contact qualified high
school seniors and encourage them to apply to the UHON Program. In the fall
semester, committee members will help to organize student participation in
college fairs, visits to high schools and events sponsored by the Admissions
Office where the UHON Program is represented. In the spring, the committee
works with UHON staff to organize many activities of the campus visits for
prospective students, including greeting and housing applicants, student interviews,
social interaction with applicants, transportation to and from the airport
and whatever else is needed.
Social - organizes and promotes
social activities both on and off campus. Events could include
games nights in the Reading Room, pot-luck dinners, dances, skating
parties, birthday parties and cook-outs. Also, this committee
will organize UHON athletic teams for participation in intramural
sports and other competitions like Oozeball.
Last updated: July 19, 2012.