The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (UReCA) On-Line Publication

Welcome to UReCA, the NCHC Web journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.


Our vision is an academic community without borders, a connected network of aspirational students committed to the advancement of knowledge and appreciation of the arts. UReCA fosters the exchange of intellectual and creative work between undergraduate students, providing a platform where students can engage with and contribute to the advancement of their individual fields.

         UReCA was first conceived by Johnny MacLean (Southern Utah University) and Brian White (Graceland University) at an annual NCHC conference in Phoenix, Arizona. MacLean and White noticed that while several academic outlets existed for honors faculty and administrators, there was an absence of student-focused publications within the NCHC community. Inspired by the experiential education model used by Partners in the Parks, Johnny and Brian saw another opportunity for honors students to engage in experiential learning. Their vision: an international undergraduate journal, peer reviewed and produced for the web by an interdisciplinary community of honors students.

         Our mission is to curate relevant, progressive and academic content that appeals to the undergraduate student. We, the creators, are also the audience, and therefore are attuned to the interests of our peers; we commit ourselves becoming the number one undergraduate journal in the nation. UReCA is sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council, and is currently managed, edited and produced by a team of ten undergraduate students from three different regions and a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Though diverse, we share a common goal: the production of a prestigious national journal, for honors students, by honors students.

Who We Are



UReCA is the the official undergraduate research and creative activity journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Submissions are accepted from honors students currently enrolled in NCHC honors programs. UReCA is student-led and is a peer-reviewed journal that uses a double-blind process of reviewing submissions.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. All submissions must be submitted through our submissions portal, accessed by clicking here. Please remove all identifying information from the file and select the category that best suits your submission. Should you have any questions about the submission process please email us at editor@nchc-ureca.com.

In regard to formatting, we prefer MLA styling for  humanities/creative works and APA styling for all other categories. For document files, please double-space and use page numbering. A font such as Times should be used. For text that is accompanied by graphics, we may ask that you send those files unembedded within your document.

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The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges; Honors directors and deans; and Honors faculty, staff, and students. NCHC provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing, and expanding Honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development, and mentored research.

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