Honors House System
The Honors House system was implemented in the fall semester of 2015 to create a community of scholars in the Honors College. The Honors Houses provide the students an opportunity to get connected to and interact with each other outside of classrooms. Incoming Honors students will be assigned to one of four Houses at the time of entrance. The four Houses were named after the four best-known native trees in New Mexico: Aspen, Juniper, Oak, and Piñon. Students are sorted upon entering the Honors College.
Each House elects House Representatives to serve on the Honors Student Association (HSA) at the beginning of the fall semester. The House Representatives, governed by a set of by-laws, are responsible for leading House activities in conjunction with HSA to build a stronger Honors community. The Houses compete for points during the academic year, and at the end of the Spring semester, the house with the most points is awarded the House Cup and any prizes associated.