Student Groups

The Honors College is excited to offer a number of different student created and student led groups for all Honors students to be a part of. These include:

Artifacts of Us: We are an interview-based student organization structured around the creation of a yearly publication to promote empathy and understanding in the larger Wisconsin community. Our goal is to interview and tell the stories of a truly diverse group of people: rural and urban, conservative and progressive, of all ages, all educational levels, and all walks of life.

The Aggregate–The UWM Honors College Newsletter: The mission of The Aggregate reflects the Honors College’s uniqueness: the people of the Honors College and the many activities in which we are involved.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB): Beginning in 2018, the Honors College began traveling to New Orleans for a service trip. Every Spring, 15-20 Honors students and two faculty members participate in the Honors College Alternative Spring Break trip to volunteer in and explore the city of New Orleans. The trip is student-funded, but generous support from the community donors and from the UWM Foundation helps make the experience affordable.

Between The Lines: Between the Lines is a collaborative space for honors students to take a break from academic reading and enjoy diverse books, as well as participate in fun events like movie screenings or conversations with authors, and to meet new people in the Honors community!

The Cold Read Crew: The Cold Read Crew gives an opportunity for anyone in the Honors College to participate in the wonderful world of theatre. Every month, the Cold Read Crew will read a play over Zoom comprised of members of the Honors College. No previous theatre experience is required, just the conviction to put on a show. Audience members are also welcome and encouraged for anyone not interested in playing a role. The Zoom meeting link will be available in the weekly Honors College announcements the week of the reading.

Creative Writing Club: The Honors College Creative Writing Club is a place for anyone of any major to write their own stories. It is a welcoming, low-risk community of students who like to read, write, and talk with other writers. Meetings are held each week where members can read their fellow students, answer prompts, and participate in other creative activities (such as receiving a random character or object and using it to create a story). All you need is something to write with! For more information, please contact Isabella Burkard at for more information.

Honors Drama Club is a theater troupe dedicated to giving students of all majors an opportunity to participate in one show per semester! Each production is completely student run, from the director to the crew roles to the cast. The type of show differs from each semester, with shows including plays like Marjorie Prime or Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, to musicals like Ordinary days. We’re also affiliated with the Cold Read Crew, who’ve put on radio plays, tragedies, comedies, introspective shows, etc.

For People & Planet: For People & Planet is a student-led organization based within the Honors College. The group has a focus on environmental and social justice issues, especially those within the Milwaukee community.

HARPY (The Honors Association for Research and Presentation): a student-led organization dedicated to fostering undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to meeting once weekly to discuss research progress and create a peer support network, HARPY hosts two annual conferences (the fall Monster Conference and the spring Beastly Conference) and is currently working to create its own undergraduate academic journal and podcast.