All students in the Ball State University Honors College are welcome to be a part of Student Honors Council.

The Honors Community is unique in that it comprises of students from a variety of majors, interests, and backgrounds. This diversity, which is one of the most exciting features of the Honors Community, makes an organization such as Student Honors Council all the more necessary. Without input from a diverse group of student leaders, it would be difficult to plan meaningful events for the rest of the Honors College.  Unlike many on-campus leadership organizations, however, Student Honors Council does not require its members to be elected. Instead, we hold our weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 8 pm in the Honors House, and every Honors student is welcome. Whether someone is interested in an opportunity for leadership, service, organization, social activities, or just the chance to have an active role within the Honors College, all he or she would have to do is stop by the Honors House on a Tuesday night—our door is always open.

What does membership look like in Student Honors Council?

Unexcused Absences*
Service Hours*


Academic Standing

*per academic semester

In order to maintain an active membership in Student Honors Council, members of Student Honors Council are expected to comply with the following rules and regulations:

All members must attend all meetings and mandatory events. All events are assumed mandatory, unless told otherwise.

If absent, the members must submit an Absence Request Form through the mySHC portal ( prior to the event. A copy of the minutes from the meeting missed will be sent to the member. More than three unexcused absences will result in being considered an inactive member. If the member wishes to rejoin the group, they can rejoin at the start of the next semester after speaking with the President.

Active Member Qualifications:

  • No more than three unexcused absences per academic semester
  • Members must currently be in good academic standing within the Honors College, as determined by the Dean
  • Members must accumulate a total of 5 service hours per academic semester, reported to the Director of Community Engagement

A database/directory will be maintained by the Director of Administrative Affairs listing active SHC members. If a member has any concerns about attendance consult the Director of Administrative Affairs. Concerns about Service Points should be addressed to the Director of Community Engagement.

How do I keep up to date with my absences, service points, and committee information?

Members can access personal data such as absences, service points, committee information, the Absence Request Form, and more through mySHC, our member/officer information portal. mySHC can be found at

We suggest bookmarking the mySHC website for easy access to the portal.