The UMW Honors Program Handbook outlines the following for HSAC:
The Student Advisory Committee for the UMW Honors Program is established to provide
Honors Scholars with an avenue for reporting concerns, suggestions, and/or policies
impacting the Honors Scholars to the UMW Honors Program Committee and staff. The
HSAC also provides leadership and planning for Honors community programming.
HSAC shall be comprised of Honors Scholars in good standing who will represent
the entire student body of the Honors Program. Representation from each class will be
selected by the Honors Program staff. The Director and Assistant Director of the Honors
Program (or a member of the Honors Program Committee) will serve as an Ad Hoc member
of the HSAC.
Selection of Members: Each fall, the Director of the Honors Program will solicit volunteers to
serve on the HSAC. Each class must have at least one representative on the board. Each
appointment member shall serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.
In the event of a vacancy, the Director of the Honors Program will appoint a replacement.
All members of the HSAC are expected to attend the advisory board meetings. Any member
is eligible to serve a leadership role on the board. Leadership roles may vary but should
include at least the following:
Chair – elected by the membership. This individual will report directly to the Director of the
Honors Program. The chair will organize the agendas for the HSAC meetings, will
disseminate information about the meetings to the HSAC, and if necessary will attend the
Honors Program Committee meetings.
Secretary – elected by the membership. This individual will prepare all correspondences
related to the HSAC, including minutes. The minutes of the HSAC should be supplied to the
Honors Program Staff within one week of an HSAC meeting.
The HSAC should meet at least monthly to plan activities for the Honors community, to
discuss policies or concerns of the Honors Scholars, and to promote academic programming
for the scholars. HSAC members will work to uphold the values of the Honors Program
internally and in the wider UMW community.