Since the program's inception, students have played an active role in building the Honors community. In the footsteps of the earliest members planning the alumni Christmas party in the 1950s and 60s and the steering committee formed in the early 1990s with elected class representatives, a student activities committee was re-established in the spring of 2006. The goal of the student-run activities committee is to bridge together the different years of Honors students, and to explore ways in which Honors students can give back to Fordham and the local community. In just the past two years, students have organized trips to the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Collection, BODIES…the Exhibition at the South Street Seaport, and board game nights at Alpha House. Upcoming events include movie showings and lectures by Honors professors, more museum and NYC cultural trips, and various service opportunities.
A student committee is only as good as the students who participate and the ideas they generate. Committee meetings occur throughout the semester in Alpha House.