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  • Serve with Honors Community of Scholars
  • Walk to an Honors lecture at the Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Get green at the Honors Community Garden
  • Graduate with Honors
  • Celebrate at Honors graduation
  • Detroit Fellows Tutoring receives Faculty Award from WSU President Wilson
  • Explore Detroit's cultural gems with Honors

Welcome to the Honors College

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is city-based and service-oriented; we promote excellence and challenge our students to engage the world around them as problem-solvers and leaders. Our curriculum requires that students inform themselves about what it means to be citizens, of this city, this country, the world; we give our students tools, tools to be catalysts for innovation and improvement, and the skills necessary to create powerful solutions. The women and men who are students here — with the generous support and guidance of faculty, staff, friends and alumni — are inventing our shared future.

Mission Statement: The Honors College provides Wayne State University's highest achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to become members of an engaged and dynamic academic community through a curriculum that is challenging, innovative and interdisciplinary. Honors courses enrich undergraduate education, providing a unique set of experiences that integrate our four defining pillars: community engagement, service-learning, undergraduate research and career exploration.

Daniel Varghese - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello, my name is Daniel Varghese. I am a Sophomore currently studying Pre-Pharmacy in the HealthPro Start Program at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Honors is an excellent program that has enhanced myself as a student of Detroit. I had little knowledge about the history of Detroit when I stared as a freshman. Through HON 1000 and PS 1010, I was informed of Detroit’s diverse history, culture, and talents. Honors has also provided me with the opportunity of making life-long friends. The community at Honors is very inclusive and welcoming. If you are looking at a chance to pursue academic excellence, and want to be apart of a warm community, Honors at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College is the best place for you!

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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Wayne Med-Direct Open House
October 24 2016 at 5:00 PM
Welcome Center
This is an informational session on the Wayne Med-Direct program for Fall 2017 admission. We request that you RSVP in advance of the session. 
Bram Stoker's Dracula
October 26 2016 at 1:15 PM
Hilberry Theatre
Come join the Honors College for a performance of Bram Stoker's Dracula at Hillberry Theatre on Wednesday, October 26 at 2 p.m. In Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire's lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake- setting up an epic confrontation of good vs evil. Space is limited to 20 students as tickets will be on a first come, first serve RSVP basis. There is no cost to attend the event.  If you have any questions, please contact Drew Moser at 313.577.3030 or stop by the Honors College front desk.   
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