Douglass provides support, networking, mentorship, and other unique opportunities for women who are enrolled in the both DRC and the Honors College. Nearly 200 Honors College students have enrolled in Douglass since the founding of the Honors College in 2015. The Douglass Honors College Community supports participants through events designed to develop students’ interests in social justice and community leadership. There are also special events to connect students to existing opportunities at Douglass in order to facilitate participation on the Douglass campus in their sophomore year and beyond. A few events include an annual welcome dinner with faculty, administrators, and staff from Douglass and the Honors College, cultural activities, opportunities for leadership and activism, networking and career development events, as well as movie nights and public lectures.
The 2017-2018 Innovator-in-Residence, Julia Buntaine, will teach an immersive, two-week course based in New York City in January that introduces students to the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) movement. 24 students will be selected for this all-expenses-paid experience by a competitive application process. These students will present their work at a showcase in the spring semester. Buntaine will also serve as a mentor to students throughout the year.
The Douglass Honors College Coalition
21 students represent their class year by informing the administrations of both colleges how to best meet their needs in terms of policies and programming.
Program of Events
The Douglass Honors Program offers a robust program of events throughout the year that educates students in women’s issues, social justice, community leadership, and career planning. Most of these events are open to all women in the Honors College.