Check out these Volunteer Opportunities!

Hello Honorites,

Volunteering is a great way to give back to different communities and most importantly, help those in need. Below are three opportunities to give back, so keep reading to find out more information!


Urban Promise works with disadvantaged youth and families in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. They serve in a variety of ways: in elementary school, high school, 6 neighborhood based after school programs, 6 neighborhood based summer camps, sports programs, Trekkers: Outdoor leadership teen program and even a Teen job training program.

This internship provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands on leadership skills, classroom management, communication skills, conflict resolution, ministry experience, and so much more, all in an urban environment.

Students live in the community with other interns and are well supported by experienced staff. By the time their interns leave the internship they have had numerous opportunities to be stretched personally, spiritually, and professionally.

Contact: Lyn Myers,Camp Promise Director of UrbanPromise Wilmington at 


The Office of Student Engagement is offering the chance to travel and volunteer the week after finals in three different locations. Each trip will focus on a different them and will offer students unique opportunities to learn and serve. This is a unique opportunity to start summer off by making a difference!

The trip locations for 2019 include:

Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. This trip will give students the opportunity to volunteer with the National Park Service. Students will assist the NPS with a variety of projects around the park, including camping site maintenance, trail stewardship, and other beautification projects. Students should expect to moderately strenuous work throughout the week. Students will have at least one day to enjoy and explore Mt. Desert Island. Students spend the end of the week enjoying time in Bar Harbor! This trip will involve some camping at an Acadia National Park campsite. All necessary camping equipment is provided by Ithaca College. 5 spaces available. $150 total trip fee per participant / $50 total trip fee for leaders.

Salamanca Youth Center in Salamanca, New York, is located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory in western New York. This organization provides after school recreational and educational programming for at-risk youth in Salamanca and the surrounding area. Volunteers help youth ages 5 – 18 with homework and participate in several of the after school programs offered by the center. This is a great fit for anyone interested in working with kids in an energetic environment. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about the Allegany Territory and the history of the Iroquois (haudenosaunee) in New York, and will have one day to enjoy the area. 6 spaces available. $125 total trip fee per participant / $50 total trip fee for leaders.

Boston Living Center (BLC) and The Food Project (TFP) in Boston, Massachusetts. Students on this trip will have the opportunity to explore the connection between wellness and food access. Boston Living Center is a nonprofit organization that fosters the wellness of all HIV positive people and responds to the changing needs of the HIV/AIDS community through education, treatment information and support services. The Food Project seeks to engage young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Students will learn about how BLC fosters wellness among those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Boston area through a variety of social services. With The Food Project, students will learn how TFP distributes healthy food through shared agriculture, farmer’s markets, and donation networks into neighborhoods where it is difficult to access. Two days will be spent helping BLC serve meals to community members in need, and two days will be spent working with The Food Project. Students will have one day on the trip to enjoy the Boston area. 6 spaces available. $150 total trip fee per participant / $50 total trip fee for leaders.

CLICK HERE to learn more and apply. Applications submitted before midnight on Monday, February 18, will definitely be reviewed. Notifications will be sent to students by Friday, February 22. Applications submitted after February 18 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the trips are full.

Please contact OSE at 607 274 3222 or email Don Austin at for any questions or inquiries about the program.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Don Austin at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


ITHACA UNDERGROUND: An IC Organization whose mission is to “…provide the people of Ithaca and the surrounding communities with an all ages, radically inclusive environment for their do-it-yourself ambitions, ensuring that new and challenging music and art is available to all.”

Come learn about all the volunteer opportunities available at their meeting on: Tuesday, Feb 5, 5:30-7PM, Park 223!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kerry Spitze at or (607) 274-1723. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Studio Presents: The Third Annual Ithaca Student Film Festival on Feb. 2nd @ Cinemapolis!

Hello Honorites!


On February 2nd at noon, the events start with a talk by jury members and IC alumni Blake Horn (cinematographer) and Alexandra Rivera (producer) in our downtown studio: Be a Pro (how to become a working professional.)

The screenings are from 2pm to 5pm in Cinemapolis (120 East Green Street) and feature 13 short films by Ithaca College students in all genres.

Immediately after, at their downtown studio (171 East State Street, Center Ithaca, lower level), is a reception, presentation of awards, and an informal chat with this year’s jury and student executives.  Other jury members include director of programming of WCNY John Craddock, actor/director/professor Cynthia Henderson, and cinematographer Andi Obarski.

All events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Find out what’s happening at The Studio and how to get involved by visiting our  Facebook page @IthacaCollegeTheStudio and website


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carol Jennings at or (607) 274-3451. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

“The N-Word: Origins, Ownership & Usage” Presentation on January 30th @6pm in Emerson Suites

Hello Honorites!

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change (IDEAS) invites you to a presentation by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell that will explore the history, etymology and usage of the word, “n***er”.  Following the presentation, a moderated panel discussion will feature panelists: Leslyn McBean-Clairborne (Tompkins County Legislator), RahK Lash (Associate Director, Center for IDEAS), and Yetunde Smalls (Class of ‘21).

The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Geselle Dominguez at or (607) 274-7777. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Utilize Honors Advising & Follow Honors on Social Media!

Hello Honorites!

Congrats on finishing out the first week of the 2019 Spring Semester! As you navigate your way into a new academic semester, please remember that you have advising resources in the Honors Family, so please utilize them if you need assistance!

Alicia Swords 70365_max
Honors Program Director and Associate Professor, Sociology
Online sign-up for appointments:
607-274-7784  | 607-274-1209 


Jessye Cohen-Filipicjessye-cohen-filipic
Assistant Director Honors Program and
Associate Professor, Psychology
Online sign-up for appointments:                    607-274-7101


ALSO, please follow the Honors Program on social media if you have not already!



Twitter & Instagram: @ichonors

And subscribe to the Honors Blog by creating an account with WordPress to stay up-to-date on all things HONORS!

Explore Career Interests Communities!

Hello Honorites!


Career Services is excited to introduce their transition to Career Interest Communities. They are now offering more specialized career programming tailored to help you explore career paths, identify and apply for opportunities, and cultivate personalized networks that shape your professional journey!

These are the 12 primary communities:

·         Arts, Music & Theater

·         Education & Human Services

·         Entrepreneurship, Freelance & Consulting

·         Fashion, Retail & Consumer Products

·         Finance, Accounting, Insurance & Real Estate

·         Government, Law & Public Policy

·         Healthcare, Public Health & Sciences

·         Marketing, Public Relations & Advertising

·         Media, Film & Entertainment

·         Sustainability, Renewable Energy & Conservation

·         Technology, Data & Analytics

·         Tourism, Hospitality & Recreation

Your community has been pre-selected to align with your major, however they strongly encourage you to explore multiple career communities that align with your interests, goals, and career plans.

Can’t find the right fit? Stop in to Career Services and they can help guide you! Remember, you don’t have to have it all “figured out” to get started.

To receive customized information on your chosen community complete your career profile here!

Attend the Spring 2019 Student Org Fair on Wednesday, January 30th from 10am-3pm!

The Spring 2019 Student Organization Fair will be on Wednesday, January 30 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites!

There will be over 150 student organizations promoting events, recruiting members, and showcasing their student organization. The student organization is free to attend. Take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find your passion and sign up for so many amazing student organizations.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Want to STUDY ABROAD?! Read below to find out about the Info Sessions Coming Up!

Hello Honorites!

Start your study abroad research early by attending an info session or make an appointment at the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies! Read below to find out more information!

STUDY ABROAD BASICS: Start here if you’re just beginning to think about study abroad!
Wed. 1/30, 7:00 pm, Textor 102
Thurs. 2/7, 12:10 pm, Textor 103

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD: Go global this summer!
Tues. 1/29, 12:10 pm, Textor 103
Mon. 2/4, 6:00 pm, Textor 102

LONDON CENTER: Study in the heart of London!
Wed. 1/30, 6:00 pm, Textor 102
Tues. 2/5, 12:10 pm, Textor 103

POPULAR AFFILIATED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS: Learn about program options offered by some of our affiliated partners!
IES Abroad: Mon. 2/4, 7:00 pm, Textor 102
University of Sydney: Thurs. 2/7, 6:00 pm, Textor 103
CIEE Study Abroad: Tues. 2/19, 12:10 pm, Textor 103

DROP-IN STUDY ABROAD ADVISING: Get your questions answered!
Tues. 2/12, 12:10 pm, Textor 103
Thurs. 2/14, 12:10 pm, Textor 103

ICNYC: Prefer staying closer to home?  Study away in NYC!
Check out the schedule of ICNYC info sessions to determine when your school-based session is being offered.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of International Programs at 274-3306 or 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, and follow us on Instagram.

Schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser – we’ll help you find the program that’s right for you.  Please note: we recommend attending at least one info session AND meeting with an academic adviser to discuss your study abroad needs and timeline BEFORE scheduling a one-on-one study abroad appointment.

Office of International Programs and Extended Studies
2nd Floor Job Hall
(607) 274-3306

What Happening on Campus this Week?

This week, with the start of classes underway, Ithaca is celebrating MLK all week long. Martin Luther King Jr,’s legacy is why we had yesterday off from classes, and we hope you had a chance to attend the events yesterday. If not, no problem, several more events are coming this week. For example today, Tuesday, January 22nd there is a keynote address given by John Sims at 5pm in Emerson Suites. Many more speeches and workshops are occurring this week, and we encourage you to check them out. You can see the description of each event on the Ithaca homepage.

In addition to the MLK week events, there is an IC Radio Recruitment Night on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the Park Auditorium. So if you have an interest in on-air DJing, news, sports, production, or other aspects of radio, check this event out. No radio experience is even required, and you could be any major with any class standing.




Welcome Back Honorites!


Welcome back, everyone! The honors program hopes you all had a terrific break.

With the start of every semester, comes new beginnings. We wish all of you the best of luck on your first day of classes. As a reminder, if you ever need a calm, quiet place to study or relax, come down to the Honors Lounge in the Garden Level of PRW.

Once again, we hope you had a great break and the very best of luck to everyone on this upcoming spring semester!