Civic Engagement at The Burnett Honors College
The Burnett Honors College has long been known for providing quality instruction in our classrooms and
laboratories so that our Honors graduates are prepared for rich and productive lives in the workplace.
We have now expanded our educational horizons so that our students are well educated for citizenship as
well as for careers. One of the most important attributes of the UCF college experience is civic engagement,
which enhances one’s personal and professional life. By serving others, students develop the ability to lead,
to communicate effectively with diverse populations, and to understand complex issues within their community.
Through the Honors Freshman Symposium, and the Honors Educational Reach Out (HERO) opportunities, the number
of students who are interested in, excited about, and involved with civic engagement at The Burnett Honors
College has grown tremendously over the past five years. These opportunities provide students with a chance
to contribute to their community, to take what they have learned in the classroom and the knowledge that they
have acquired from their college experience and apply it for a greater good. By being engaged citizens, students
not only make connections within the broader community, but also make connections within their respective student
community. Being civically engaged affords students the chance to serve as leaders and mentors, communicate
their shared interests and passions, and collaborate to change the way that future generations think about