Explore the opportunities available only to honors students. Go deep to name the challenges you choose for yourself, and let the SMBHC support you in meeting them.
The Honors College Minority Engagement Club (HoCoMEC) fosters an environment that promotes interconnectivity, cultivates greatness in academia, and generates a respectful community that opens dialogue for minority students within the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.
The challenge to each honors student: become an agent of change in your community. Each semester, make a difference. As agents of change, honors students use the Community Action Challenge to outline the scope of their concerns and dreams, explore what it takes to have a lasting impact, and transform their communities and themselves.
Since 2000, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has worked with the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine to help advise our pre-med students. Recently, this partnership has grown to further serve honors students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. In addition to frequent presentations by medical school admissions directors (both from UMMC and elsewhere) on preparing to be a competitive applicant to medical school, the Honors College and UMMC have partnered to offer rising junior and senior honors students the opportunity to participate in a Clinical Shadowing Program.
Thanks to the cooperation of the UM School of Law, SMBHC juniors and seniors are able to get a taste of law school before they graduate.