Student Life

Howard University Life & Services

Here is a list of links that provides benefits to students who are attending Howard University and are looking for support to achieving their academic goals.

HUSOE Programs & Organization

HUSOE Honors Program

The School of Education Honors Program underscores the commitment of Howard University to excellence in teaching and learning.  The Honors Program will cultivate academic excellence by offering an enhanced set of educational and enrichment opportunities tailored to the special needs, aspirations, and motivations of students with outstanding intellectual and creative abilities.  The program envisions the pursuit of intellectual and personal enrichment in an interdisciplinary, diverse, open and challenging academic environment. 

The mission of the proposed undergraduate Honors Program in the School of Education for the human development major is to extend the intellectual development and scholastic excellence of students of demonstrated superior academic ability.  The program will foster excellence by providing these high achieving, highly motivated students with an in-depth program of study in human development augmented with intensive instruction and individualized mentoring. The program will be particularly attractive to students who plan to pursue graduate and professional degrees which will lead to challenging careers in schools, colleges/universities, community programs, government, and other settings with regard to research, service and policy.  

Faculty Advisors:
Curriculum & Instruction Honors Program
Dr. Catherine Quinlan, Assistant Professor | 202-806-5299;

Human Development Honors Program
Dr. Elizabeth D. Ricks, Assistant Professor | 202-806-7794; 

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is the International Honor Society in Education. The Greek words represent knowledge, duty, and power.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Deena Khalil, Associate Professor | 202-806-6501;

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa strives to prepare the next generation of educators as well as to serve practicing teachers, administrators, college educators, and those concerned about public education through a wide range of innovative initiatives based on visionary leadership, relevant research, and dedicated service.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Dawn Williams, Dean | 202-806-7334;

Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the chair and faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) on programs, policies, and matters of interest and concern to enrolled and prospective students.

GSAC also provides peer support and assistance with candidate recruitment, retention, success, and professional development by providing opportunities for students to:

  • engage with policy-makers, educationally-based social justice researchers, scholars and practicing school administrators;
  • get through instruction on how to identify important informational topics, conduct research and disseminate their findings to the Howard University community and the wider academic and educational leadership constituency; 
  • endorse their own leadership research and engagement skills by collaborating with ELPS students and faculty. 


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Educational Psychology Student Association

The mission of the Howard University Educational Psychology Student Association (EPSA) is to stimulate and nurture the emotional, academic, and professional growth of Educational Psychology students in preparation for leadership in diverse educational settings.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Kyndra Middleton, Associate Professor | 202-806-5342;

Counseling Psychology Student Association

The Counseling Psychology Association is a graduate student organization that aims to provide resources and opportunities for future counseling psychologists. The organization aligns its principles with the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University and follows the scientist-practitioner model.

School Psychology Student Association

Interested in school psychology? Visit the Directory of School Psychology Faculty Addressing Culture and Diversity. Want to learn more about School Psychology Student Association activities? View the latest newsletter.

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Celeste Malone, Assistant Professor | (202)-806-7345;

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