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About the Honors College Informal Reading Groups

Each semester, the Honors College sponsors a program of informal reading groups.  The groups meet just one hour per week, with 10-15 students and one faculty member from the Honors College, to discuss about 50 pages of reading from specific books. The books cover a very wide range of topics, and most have been recommended by Honors students.  To participate, the only commitment is that each student makes a good-faith effort to do the reading and come to the group meeting as often as possible, with the understanding there may be one or two weeks when students need to do other things.  This is a great chance to meet other Honors students with similar interests.  The goals of the program can be summarized as "maximum information and enjoyment, with zero stress."  The Honors College is strongly committed to the format of this program, including these features:

  • No tuition or fees
  • No quizzes or tests
  • No grades
  • Free books
  • Read, think, and discuss with other Honors College students on important topics of mutual interest

Hey Honors students –

Do you like to read?

Are you interested in talking about books with like-minded people?

Each semester, the Honors College sponsors the Informal Reading Groups program, open to all Honors students. The groups meet for an hour and typically read about 50 pages per week of books covering a wide range of topics and genres. Books are provided free-of-charge to all moderators and participants.

The Honors College is currently soliciting moderators to lead reading groups during the fall semester.

Reading groups will begin the second week of classes (August 29 – September 2, 2022). If you have participated in a reading group before and would like the chance to lead your own, or if you have experience moderating a group, please consider applying.


Click here to sign up!

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