Register to Participate in the R.A.D. Self-Defense Courses

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Registration is currently open for the Fall offering of the R.A.D. self-defense course for women. Spaces still remain available for this class, which will be conducted in four 3-hour sessions on Wednesday evenings during October from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  This course is open to any student, faculty or staff member who identifies as female.

Participants must be able to attend all four class dates (10/3, 10/10, 10/17 & 10/24) in order to receive certification.  Course registration is $15; however, this fee can be waived in cases of financial hardship.

As just one component of the College’s broader S.H.A.R.E. sexual assault prevention strategies, R.A.D. seeks to support all women on campus who feel they would be further empowered through training in physical defense.  The course is intended to be welcoming and accessible to any experience or ability level.

The requirement to make the specific R.A.D. curriculum open to women only is a stipulation of the national R.A.D. office. However, Ithaca College recognizes that sexual violence can impact anyone, and that any community member may seek opportunities for self-defense training.  Men on campus who are interested in such training can contact the Office of Public Safety to discuss options.

For additional information about R.A.D. and the course registration link, please visit  For additional information about the overall S.H.A.R.E. program, please visit

Stuti Singh ’21, an International Student from Nepal, travels to Singapore!

Hello Honorites!

Your fellow Honorite, Stuti Singh, is a sophomore, Business Administration major and is an International student from Nepal! This past summer, she traveled back home and Stuti and her family visited Singapore! Continue reading below to her learn about her experiences!

My trip to Singapore:  Stuti Singh


Did you know that in approximately half an hour, you can travel from East Singapore to West Singapore? I learnt that over the past summer when I visited this city state. 

August was the month of travel for me. After spending two months in Ithaca and New York City, I traveled back to Nepal to visit my family and friends (I am from Nepal). Having returned after a year away from home, my family and I decided to spend some quality time exploring places further East in the world. 

I spent 6 days in Singapore and I was blown away.

My preteen self-thanked me when two of my days were spent touring Universal Studios and Image-4.png.jpeg  reliving my childhood as I entered castles, pet tyrannosaurus eggs, rode on The Mummy roller coaster, and visited 3D museums. Playing with the sharks and dolphins and platypuses in the Underwater World was another highlight of my trip, where I got introduced to interesting details of marine life. While we are on the topic of water, I also got a chance to experience a panoramic view of the Lion City on Boat Quay, “drank water” from the Merlion (a hybrid of mermaid and lion, the official mascot of Singapore), and visited Marina Bay Sands, a hotel with the world’s longest infinity pool atop the city. Words can never justify how magnificent the view from the top is! 


What also is of a great remembrance to me is taking pictures with world leaders such as Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Leo DiCaprio, and dearest E.T. as their wax figures stood in pride and glory in Madame Tussauds, Singapore. In addition, the inner dove in me was delighted to view the entire city through the Singapore Flyer, the world’s second tallest Ferris Wheel.

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My stay in Singapore was an enriching experience in that I not only enjoyed, but also educated myself. So, if you are planning a vacation anytime soon, you know where your next stop is!


Have you had any recent interesting travel experiences? Are you impacting your community in a meaningful way? Do you have something that you love to do and want to share that with the Honors community?

Email Tynesha Taylor, Honors Program Social Media Coordinator, at if you want to share your story or bring attention to any of your causes!

Learn about HEOP, CSTEP, & CSTEM Programs at the Office of State Grants Open House on 9/21 @ 1-4pm!

Join OSG for food, raffles, and to learn more about the HEOP, CSTEP, and CSTEM programs on September 21 from 1:00-4:00pm in Towers Concourse 110. Mix and mingle with OSG staff and students. All are welcome! 

The Office of State Grants houses the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and Careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM) program. More information about their office can be found here!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact John Yao at or (607) 274-1267. They ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

*HEOP and CSTEP activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department.

Apply for the 2018 Social Action Leadership Retreat by September 30th!

Hello Honorites!

Applications are available now for any Ithaca College student who is interested in  20180913162558709_1.pngparticipating in the 2018 Social Action Leadership Retreat. The retreat takes place from 4:00pm on Friday, November 9 until Noon on Sunday, November 11. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 30 at 11:59pm.

This event is a two-night retreat off campus where students can focus on the leadership skills required to be an effective community organizer and social justice activist. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations.

The Social Action Leadership Retreat will help any Ithaca College student develop skills and knowledge to drive positive social change for more socially just communities. No matter the issue or cause you are advocating for, it takes leadership to create change. All Ithaca College students belong to a multitude of different cultures including areas of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and many more. Therefore, we are looking for a group of people that come from many different cultural backgrounds, including those in the “majority.” Every Ithaca College student is eligible and highly encouraged to apply!

SALR is held off-campus at a retreat center. Lodging, meals, transportation and retreat materials are provided for all attendees; there is no cost to participate. SALR begins on Friday afternoon and concludes on Sunday morning. All participants must travel with the group and must attend the program in its entirety. This retreat counts as 3 Leading in a Diverse World sessions toward that track in the Student Leadership Institute.

Click here to apply for the Social Action Leadership Retreat. Applicants must complete and submit the application before 11:59pm on Sunday, September 30 to be considered for SALR.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Student Engagement at or (607) 274-3222. They ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Study Abroad Panel & Ice Cream Social on 9/17 @ 6pm in Klingenstein Lounge!

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You’re invited to Around the World in 60 Minutes: Study Abroad Panel and Ice Cream Social on Monday, September 17, 6:00 pm in Klingenstein Lounge: travel around the world through the eyes of IC study abroad alumni, all while eating unlimited make-your-own sundaes!

Featuring an panel of study abroad alumni who have been abroad on a wide variety of programs, in locations all across the globe. They will tell you what studying abroad is really like, provide tips about planning for study abroad and applying to programs, talk about the challenges they faced and the memories they made, and of course answer your questions.

Around the World in 60 Minutes will be held Monday, September 17, 6:00-7:00, in Klingenstein Lounge.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on IC Engage.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of International Programs at or 274-3306. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Get notified of upcoming study abroad events, information and announcements! Join the Study Abroad page on IC Engage, like us on Facebook, or click here to schedule a one-on-one study abroad advising appointment.

SPREAD THE WORD about the Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Program at Ithaca College!

Hello Honorites!

The physical therapy and exercise science departments at Ithaca College are teaming up to conduct a research project called the Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Program.

It will offer a free fitness membership to cancer survivors for the fall semester at the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic.

They are looking for individuals who have had a diagnosis of non-metastatic cancer (stage 1-3) and are within 3 years since their final treatment who would be interested in participating in a supportive and individualized fitness program.

Participants will be provided with a team of fitness specialists including faculty, staff and students to help them achieve their exercise goals over an 8 week period.


Click here for more information.

Contact Jill Mayer at or 607-274-5825 for questions, to enroll or for more details!

Couldn’t Volunteer for Service Saturday? Volunteer with IC’s Biology Club at the Museum of the Earth this Saturday!

Hello Honorites!

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The Biology Club is coordinating this awesome volunteer opportunity with the Museum of the Earth.

The museum will be having their “Fabulous Fifteenth Birthday Party” Saturday, September 22nd.  They are eager to have volunteers come to with all the day’s activities, the day will be divided into two shifts more details about volunteer’s responsibilities are listed below.


9:30 to 1:30: 8 – 12 Volunteers

-Assist visitors with some basic information and facilitate activities at 5 separate stations throughout the museum.  This will include our Photo Booth, a scavenger hunt table, and three tables themed around our Mastodon, Ferns, and our Fish and coral tanks.

-Assist with re-arranging tables and chairs in our classroom after a 1:00 pm lecture so that we can serve the birthday cake


1:30 to 5:30: 8 – 12 Volunteers

-Assist visitors with some basic information and facilitate activities at 4 – 5 separate stations throughout the museum.  This will include our Photo Booth, a scavenger hunt table, and three tables themed around our Mastodon, Ferns, and our Fish and coral tanks.

-Assist with tidying the museum as visitors cycle through, particularly as events wind down at around 5:00 pm


If you would like to volunteer for this event please fill out the google form before September 16 ASAP! Museum of the Earth

The Museums of the Earth is on the TCAT Bus 11 & 14 route. However, a representative from the museum will also be willing to provide transportation if necessary. But If you would like to carpool with other volunteers or if you have a car and are willing to carpool, please be sure to fill out the google form!