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Honors Program Newsletter

Mar 4, 2017

The Honors newsletter is a student newsletter released twice per year, at the end of fall and spring quarter. Started in 2015, the newsletter has gone on to win several awards at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) in the student-run electronic division, placing for five consecutive years and taking home first place in 2018 and 2019. It features a variety of content, from Honors student spotlights to articles about the city of SLO. Check out our latest newsletters below!

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter                              

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Graduation Showcase

Jun 30, 2016


Every quarter, the Honors Program creates a graduation program celebrating our most recent grads. Read our Spring 2021 Graduation Program to learn more about our latest graduates!

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University Honors Program Makes Blankets for Stand Strong, San Luis Obispo's Women’s Shelter

Apr 1, 2016

Students in the Honors Program finished and donated 26 tie blankets to Stand Strong, the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County at the end of fall quarter. A team of student assistants within the Honors Program helped coordinate the blanket-making drive as a community service opportunity within the first-year Honors experience.

Their efforts included acquiring the fabric, soliciting donations from local businesses, coordinating with Stand Strong and overseeing student efforts. In total, the team received $150 worth of in-kind donations from local businesses. During the fall, the first-year Honors experience served 62 students from all six colleges, as well as 13 learning assistants.

These students met during the final week of classes to cut and tie the fleece blankets. The activity was designed to address a specific Honors Program learning objective — that students should “demonstrate a strengthened sense of community, civic responsibility and philanthropy.” The program strives to provide its students with service learning opportunities, which helps in building community and developing leader skills. Activities such as the tie blanket drive help Honors students to understand what it means to be a stakeholder in our local community.  Learn more about Stand Strong at


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