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Register Now for Honors Institute 2017

Register Now for Honors Institute 2017

Registration for the 50th annual Honors Institute is now open! Join us June 5-10 at Loyola University’s Lake Shore Campus in Chicago.

Honors Institute is a five-day conference that brings together members, advisors and alumni to closely examine the Honors Study Topic, How the World Works: Global Perspectives. Throughout the week’s general sessions, internationally and regionally recognized scholars will address the topic from various academic disciplines. Speakers will be announced soon.

“Honors Institute is the ultimate honors programming experience,” said Susan Edwards, Phi Theta Kappa’s Associate Vice President of Honors Programs and Learning. “It’s an intimate, informative and educational experience that leaves a lasting impact on all who attend.”

What to Expect

Each general session presentation is followed by a Seminar Meeting, a small-group discussion led by experienced facilitators—Phi Theta Kappa advisors who have been selected as Faculty Scholars.

As part of the scheduled programming, you’ll participate in a City as Text outing to investigate Chicago neighborhoods with their seminar groups. Each group will then present what it learned about How the World Works during a general session.

The week will also feature educational forums on various aspects of Honors in Action and College Projects. Planned social gatherings allow you to get to know fellow Honors Institute participants.

New this year is Friday’s Explore More! Day. No formal activities are planned so you can further explore the Chicago area.

“Honors Institute is a trip like none other you’ll experience as part of Phi Theta Kappa,” said Lionel Barzon III, a member of the Sigma Lambda Chapter at Calhoun Community College in Alabama who served as a Social Media Intern during the 2016 Honors Institute. “It’s intimate enough to challenge you personally in ways you never imagined, yet broad enough to expand your personal network of close friends and global perspectives.

“If you are presented with the opportunity to travel and be a part of Honors Institute, take it. You’ll never regret it, but you will forever cherish it.”

Be sure to read Lionel’s blog post, “5 Things You’ll Experience at Honors Institute,” for a first-hand look at what you can expect.

Registration and Travel Details

Honors Institute tuition is $895 per person and covers lodging in a campus residence hall, all meals on campus beginning with dinner Monday night, June 5, and ending with breakfast on Saturday, June 10 (except Friday’s Explore More! Day), and the Honors Institute program. Space is limited to 500 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration ends May 12.

Commuter registration is available for Chicago-area members and advisors. The commuter registration fee is $600 and covers the Honors Institute program. This registration is also limited.

On-site check-in is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Monday, June 5. Plan to arrive on campus by 4 p.m. CT on Monday, June 5, for the first general session at 6:30 p.m. You may check out as late as 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, June 10.

If you plan to arrive early or stay later, you must make off-campus accommodations.

Question? Email honors.institute@ptk.org. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!



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