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  • HSC service opportunity


    HSC Civic Engagement Committee Seeks Volunteers for Non-Profit Consulting -- See the flyer for more details!


    HSC Meetings will resume next semester - have a great Thanksgiving Break!


    Look out for info on a book group for over Winter Break! HSC will choose a book and those who participate will be sent Zoom info for discussions!


  • HSC hosts clean water charity, and Equinox still accepting submissions!


    HSC presents opportunity to raise funds for water effort (see flyer).


    CHP's Equinox Literary and Arts Magazine seeking submissions!

    In these ~unprecedented, isolated, soul-crushing~ quarantined times, how have you been keeping yourself busy? If you're anything like us over here on the Equinox team, you've been funnelling all of your weird feelings about the state of the world into your art. We want to put something together in reaction to and as a reflection of our global situation. Even if we're (six feet) apart, we can still be together. CHP's literary and arts magazine, Equinox, is still accepting your submissions for our 2020-21 issue! If you don't know what Equinox is, you can check out our previous issues on the CHP website:

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submit your original or class creations for consideration in the categories of Poetry, Photography, Art, Non-Fiction Prose, Fiction Prose, & Miscellany to the editors at Please include the category, title, and your full name in your email.

    In addition, we're on the lookout for people to help out with Copy-Editing, Organization, & Design

    AND if you're more journalistically inclined, inquire with the Equinox team or for writing opportunities with the annual newsletter.

    RULES: For prose and poetry categories, please limit your works to no more than 10 pages single-spaced. Art is open to all mediums -- scan or take photos of your work. We do not accept fanworks or copyrighted material. Finally, there is no maximum to the number of submissions you can send, though there will be a limit on the number of pieces accepted per person. The Equinox review team will take a couple weeks to review everything once submissions close. Then you'll be contacted to let you know whether your submission(s) were selected or not. Once again, send all inquiries and submissions to!

    We're excited to show off your work! ~ The Equinox Team FALL 2020 Semester

  • Lunch and Learn today 1-2 p.m.!


    Join HSC for a Lunch & Learn with Kristina Wright, Director of Gies College of Business Career Services on Monday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. and learn about navigating career development in a virtual world.  Sign up on the CHP calendar!

  • Becoming a FYCARE Facilitator


    Are you passionate about social justice? CHLH199B is a unique opportunity to learn about how to support survivors and challenge rape culture with other like-minded individuals. This is a required course if you are interested in being a FYCARE (First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education) facilitator.

  • Volunteering Opportunity at McKinley Health Center


    McKinley Health Center's Special Populations' Student Health Concerns Committee (SPSHCC) has a great opportunity for students interested in volunteering.

    SPSHCC plays an active role in implementing health education and health outreach programs to diverse populations throughout the University of Illinois as well as across the Champaign-Urbana community. 

  • TEC offering Entrepreneurship Advising on Fridays


    The Technology Entrepreneur Center offers Entrepreneurship Advising on Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Have a startup idea? Don't know what to do next? Come to Entrepreneurship Advising with TEC every Friday (virtually, of course). Bring your ideas -- they'll help you figure out your next steps, and guide you through campus and community resources. If you can't join in on Fridays, contact Stephanie Larson at or Catharine Ingram at to set up an appointment. Learn more at

  • Check out Illinois Enactus


    The mission of Illinois Enactus is to contribute to sustainable development goals all around the world. Groups of students from all majors develop collaborative business ventures that work towards social, economic, and environmental equality in all communities.

  • Apply today to become a GLOBE member!


    Apply today to become a GLOBE member! Accepting Blue and Orange applications now. Details and application links:

    Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) connects Blue members (current university students) with Orange members (new incoming students), and teams them up in small groups to participate in various activities and events throughout the semester to build intercultural communication skills, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships.

  • Acronyms for New Students

    We tend to use a number of abbreviations that are helpful to know:

    CHP = Campus Honors Program.  Students in the CHP are Chancellor’s Scholars.HoHo = Honors House, 1205 West Oregon Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (where many of your classes will be in the future), currently available to meet with staff by previously-scheduled appointment 8:30 – 5 p.m. M-F unless otherwise noted; once the pandemic is over, the Honors House will be available for studying, SAS programs, and HSC events.HSC = Honors Student Council, the student organization that plans great programs for all Chancellor’s Scholars.  Current officers are Maya Chattoraj (President), Micah Rubel (Vice President, Academic Engagement), Ashley Hornig (Co-Vice President, Social Engagement), Rony Midya (Co-Vice President, Social Engagement), Ethan Frobish (Co-Vice President, Publications), MaryRose O'Donnell (Co-Vice President, Publications), Matthew Haak (Vice President, Arts), Niraj Lawande (Co-Vice President, Community Engagement), Andrew Schollmeijer (Co-Vice President, Community Engagement), and Jacob Fritchie (Secretary and Social Media Chair).  HSC meetings are open virtually to all Chancellor’s Scholars, with more info on the fall schedule for other meetings and events to follow.KDR = Krannert Dress Rehearsals.  These are currently suspended due to COVID-19, but will be held in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA), 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana. SAS = Scholar Adventurers Series of faculty lectures and special workshops will be virtual this semester, and once able to be held in person, will often be in the Honors House classroom (room 212).  The schedule for SAS programs is posted at, and sign-ups are open starting at 9 a.m. today through a couple days before each program.Publications:  The CHP Annual will be sent to your homes, and can be found at  You can help contribute to stories by joining HSC's Publication Committee and/or contacting Elizabeth Rockman at CHP's Equinox Literary Arts Magazine is also managed by Honors Student Council (watch your e-mail for how to get involved), and NewBytes, this CHP electronic e-newsletter, is sent on Mondays, and items can be sent to

  • Cocurricular events - SAS registration open today at 9 a.m.!

    FALL 2020 Semester SAS offerings are below (registration begins today at 9 a.m. today; every event must be registered for, and Zoom info will be sent to all registrants a few days before each event):

    All times are 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., and *TO EARN CREDIT* for these on-line programs, students will be expected to submit a paragraph+ response to a prompt sent after each program to Elizabeth Rockman at

    WELLNESS UNDER PRESSURE – BUILDING RESILIENCY DURING DIFFICULT TIMES with Michele Guerra on Thursday, 9/17/20WHY WE ALL SHOULD CARE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE with Don Wuebbles on Wednesday, 9/23/20CREATING YOUR POWERFUL RESUME WORKSHOP with Emma Andruczyk on Wednesday, 9/30/20FOOD FLOWS BETWEEN COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES with Megan Konar on Tuesday, 10/6/20IF IT’S NOT BIRTH ORDER, THEN WHERE DO WE GET OUR PERSONALITIES? with Brent Roberts on Tuesday, 10/13/20ELECTION INTERFERENCE IN 2016 – AND ANTICIPATED INTERFERENCE IN 2020 with Nick Grossman on Tuesday, 10/15/20AN UPDATE ON THE EARTH BIOGENOME PROJECT with Gene Robinson on Monday, 10/19/20PRESIDENTIAL RHETORIC – HISTORY THROUGH TODAY with John Murphy, Wednesday, 10/21/20MEDIA STEREOTYPING: HOW DO WE MAKE ADVERTISING AND BRANDING LESS RACIST? with Jason Chambers on Thursday, 10/29/20THE PHYSICS OF BASEBALL with Alan Nathan on Thursday, 11/5/20               

    Students entering the CHP after Fall 2018 must participate in at least eight Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs prior to graduation (approximately one per semester). For students who entered prior to Fall 2018, participation in four SAS programs is required.

    A student may sign up for more than one SAS per semester, however, repeat attendance in an SAS does not earn additional credit. If you need to cancel a registration, please delete your submission using the link in the confirmation email that was sent upon submission of your registration, and contact the CHP at

    Questions? Comments? Contact Suggestions for future SAS programs? Please send an email to CHP Associate Director Elizabeth Rockman at


    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Krannert Dress Rehearsals have been suspended for the Fall 2020 Semester. As an exception to this requirement, graduating seniors may receive approval for a substitution, and can contact Elizabeth Rockman at for more information.