Each year the honors program hosts an international trip. In 2015, students will study about sustainability, will lower the energy bill in their residence hall and receive the savings to defray the cost of their trip cost, and then go to Melbourne, Australia. Each year a Woodrow Wilson distinguished fellow (Council of Independent Colleges) comes to campus for a week to teach in the honors program, give public lectures, and mentor students. Honors students go to local concerts, plays, and lectures together. Leadership opportunities: The Student Advisory board organizes events, provides imput on policy and helps recruit the incoming class. The faculty/student Steering commitee makes decisions about curriculum and policy. Social events like the Advising Day Eve party, beginning of the year picnic and end of the year banquet provide opportunities to meet with upper division students. Students write the Excalibur newsletter about the honors program. Honors students have their own lounge, where they can study, socialize, use computers, and use a color printer.