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Pictured above: Susan G. Komen Greater Pennsylvania Recognizes Point Park's Honors Program for Fundraising Efforts

Honors Student Organization Provides Leadership, Volunteer Opportunities

The Honors Student Organization is a student-run group for Honors Program members and students of any major. Beginning freshman year, students in HSO can apply for a leadership role, volunteer to serve on a committee, as well as lead projects and activities.

HSO students lead numerous leadership and volunteer activities throughout the year, including:

  • Alternative Spring Break (past trips included helping nonprofits in New York City).
  • Annual 9/11 remembrance and Flight 93 National Memorial visit
  • Annual Pittsburgh Great Race volunteering
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dreams projects
  • National Collegiate Honors Council and Northeast Regional conferences
  • Pittsburgh cultural and professional meetings and events
  • Storytelling and Human Rights Symposium
  • Susan G. Komen fundraiser 
  • "Welcome to Honors" orientation program before classes begin

These leadership and volunteer activities offer invaluable learning experiences that enhance a student's resume when they apply for internships, scholarships, graduate school or jobs.

HSO has regular meetings throughout the semester, along with other activities and events. Check out information about meeting dates and locations on the HSO Facebook page.

HSO Executive Board Members

  • President: Autumn Barszczowski, public relations and advertising with a psychology minor
  • President-elect: Kelsey Wolfe, public relations and advertising with a multimedia minor
  • Graduate Assistant: Kristen Grom, M.A. in communication technology
  • Secretary: Nathan Nicklas, cinema production major
  • Treasurer: Emily Cofer, acting
  • Academic Events Coordinator: Mya Burns, multimedia with a social media minor
  • Social Events Coordinator: Rhianna Davis, business management with a public relations and advertising minor
  • Service Events Coordinator: Logan Garvey, business management with a double minor in social media and marketing
  • Marketing and Social Media Coordinator: Kate LaBelle, multimedia with a public relations and advertising minor
  • Graduate Intern: Haley Passione, University of Pittsburgh graduate student