A friendly competition between Honors LLCs never hurt anyone!

 

To build on the exciting activities of Honors Living Learning Communities and to foster student-directed learning, solidarity, and friendship– and maybe just a little friendly inter-LLC competition–  first-year Honors students now have the opportunity to earn Honors PAWS Points that can lead their LLC to win some great prizes.

 

Our aim is to not only inspire student-directed learning and help students build stronger social and intellectual networks, but to also heighten the fun that comes with friendly competition among the 22 Honors Living Learning Communities. 

 

Here’s how it works: 

 

Earning Honors PAWS Points

 

  1. Each LLC can earn PAWS points by engaging in a set of broadly outlined activities– including those that they design themselves (see below)– as a full community, in small groups, or as individuals. 
  2. Each activity type will have a determined number of PAWS points associated with it. 
  3. HLLAs will verify the completion of each activity by submitting documentation (e.g., photos, written notes, screenshots, etc.) including the names of participating students. 
  4. Each month, the LLC newsletter will reveal the Leaderboard which will enable LLC members to know where each community stands in Honors PAWS points
  5. The top three LLC communities with the most verified PAWS points at the end of both the Fall and Spring semesters will receive one of the following rewards sponsored by the University Honors Program:
    1. 1st place- Group dinner at The Cheesecake Factory or Maggiano’s (your choice!)
    2. 2nd place- A Movie Ticket for each LLC member
    3. 3rd place- A Specialty Donut Party for the entire LLC community. 

*Students will need to submit screenshots of their SAIL entries to their HLLA in order to receive the PAWS points for each completed activity. 

Greenland Huskies: Group Activity ( Recorded Participation from at least 10 LLC members) – Serve the community by engaging in a local clean-up project, participating in an after-school tutoring program, mentoring local students through academic enrichment programs, or by performing other forms of meaningful service. For help in identifying an organization that could benefit from your service, check with your LLC Coordinator and HLLA. Your LLC Coordinator may refer you to the Center for Community Service and Office of Service Learning which are also great resources. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this LLC activity on SAIL.  

10 Honors PAWS points


Siberian Husky: Individual ActivityWrite and share reflections and provide contextual examples of things learned through the LLC learning experiences designed by your Coordinator and HLLA. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this LLC activity on SAIL.

3 Honors PAWS points


Alaskan Malamutes: Group Activity – LLC members have at least 90% attendance at least 2 learning experiences planned and designed by your LLC Coordinator and HLLA. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this LLC activity on SAIL.  

15 Honors PAWS points


Pomskies: Group Activity (Participation from at least 5 LLC members)Submit a proposal to your LLC Coordinator and HLLA for a program related to your LLC theme that your group is interested in planning and executing. [proposal guidelines will be determined by the LLC Coordinator and HLLA]. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this LLC activity on SAIL.

5 Honors PAWS points 


Akitas: Individual or Group Activity (Participation from at least 5 LLC members)- Submit a proposal to explore a research idea or creative endeavor via an Honors Early Research Award (see the Honors website or consult your Honors Advisor for more information). For a group submissions please submit one application and include all group members names. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this LLC activity on SAIL.

5 or 10 Honors PAWS points


 

American Eskimo Dog: Individual Activity– Attend at least 2 University Honors sponsored programs/events. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this Honors experience on SAIL. 

1 Honors PAWS point


 

The Iditarod: Group Activity ( Recorded Participation from at least 10 LLC members) -Explore 2 Boston neighborhoods and share your findings and reflections in a creative and unique way. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about this activity on SAIL. 

10 Honors PAWS points

 


Wolf Pack: Group Activity ( Recorded Participation from at least 10 LLC members) – Support your peers at HEIST (Honors Exchange of Ideas, Skills and Talents) by participating in their session or enrich your community by proposing to offer your own session. Each LLC member will enter a “moment” about their HEIST experience  on SAIL.

15 Honors PAWS points


Sled Team: Group Activity – LLC has the most members participating in the Spring LLC Showcase.

15 Honors PAWS points