As the Spring 2020 semester gets underway, The Honors College has some exciting updates to share: 

The Honors College has partnered with Father Mark Smith at St Paul’s Episcopal Church on Market Street in Camden to prepare and serve dinner on two Sunday evenings a month to food insecure families. Honors College students and staff arranged for donations and served their first meal on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in collaboration with members of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity. We welcome assistance from other groups on campus who wish to join us.

The Honors College seeks submission for its inaugural issue of the Rutgers-Camden Undergraduate Review, a journal of undergraduate research and creative work, including research papers, personal essays, creative writing, policy papers, paintings, sketches, and other art work. Students across campus are invited to submit their work for consideration. Faculty are also invited to nominate student work for inclusion in the journal. Submission deadline is March 1, 2020. Please direct inquiries to Honors College director Dr. Lee Ann Westman at and to Honors College undergraduate senior Shreyas Rane at


The Honors College is partnering with Dr. Eric Chwang and Dr. Nicole Karapanagiotis to feature a series of small group discussions on “failure” as well as a campus-wide event on April 28 with a faculty panel. Small-group discussions will focus on items such as the “failure CV” and other efforts to normalize professional and academic setbacks. The April 28 event during free period in the MPR will feature faculty members who will share their own experiences with professional setbacks and failures, and how they managed these experiences, as well as how failure impacted their education and careers. The “failure” series is part of the “year of suffering” themed events designed by Drs. Chwang and Karapanagiotis.
The Honors College is hosting its first “Honors College Seminar Symposium” in the evening on April 15 as part of “Research Week.” Freshmen and sophomore students enrolled in Honors College seminars will share their research and creative work. Students who wish to participate in the Seminar Symposium are welcomed to invite family and friends, and they should apply via this form
We are looking forward to all of this and more, and we wish our students well in all of their many academic and professional pursuits!