The Honors Program believes that service to others is a valuable part of the learning experience. Historically, honors students do off-campus community service as a substitute for their off-campus learning requirement. However, honors students give back to the Millikin community too. Students help with Presidential/Honors Scholars Interview Days and do other valuable activities that keep the Honors Program running smoothly. They also service multiple on-campus organization in numerous ways. They stay involved and make a difference. They reflect upon and learn from the service that they do.
Honors Scholars begin their service activities at Millikin with a service project associated with their IN183 Honors University Seminar course. Other expectations for all honors students are as follows:
- freshman year: service in IN183 first semester, second semester: minimum of five hours service either on or off campus, a portion to the Honors Program (Honors Interview Hosts)
- sophomore year: minimum five hours of service per semester either on or off campus, a portion to the Honors Program (Honors Interview Hosts)
- junior year: minimum 10 hours of "off campus" service per semester, in addition to a minimum of 4 hours of service per semester to the Honors Program (Honors Interviews)
- senior years: minimum 10 hours of "off campus" service per semester, in addition to a minimum of 4 hours of service per semester to the Honors Program (Honors Interviews)
All service hours are to be turned in at the end of each semester to the Honors Office on the Honors Service Record excel sheet, with date, activity, number of hours, and contact person phone number.