High-Impact Practices (HIPs)

The SLCC Honors Program is committed to fostering High-Impact Practices (HIPs) throughout its curriculum and program. George Kuh identified 11 HIPs that have positive effects on deep learning, student retention, and ultimately student success. Honors students are required to have an ePortfolio and engage in at least two other formal HIPs throughout their academic journey at SLCC that may include Undergraduate Research, Study Abroad, Domestic Study, Service-Learning, Internship, Publication, Writing Intensive, Common Intellectual Experience, or another HIP that meets with the approval of SLCC’s Honors Program.

EPortfolio - Required for Honors Students

Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad or Domestic Study




Writing Intensive

Common Intellectual Experience