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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
  • Celebrate at Honors graduation
  • Graduate with Honors
  • Explore Detroit's cultural gems with Honors
  • Detroit Fellows Tutoring receives Faculty Award from WSU President Wilson

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.



Nushrat Rahman - Honors Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Nushrat Rahman, and I’m currently a sophomore here at Wayne State University. After perusing the many degrees offered by WSU, I finally decided on majoring in English with a minor in Art. During my time as a first year Honors College student, I saw my worldview broaden dramatically because I was able to engage with an incredibly diverse group of peers. My critical thinking skills were put to the test and the first year experience exposed me to many different forms of higher education (e.g. experiential, seminar, lecture). The Honors Program helped (and continues to help me) become an active and engaged learner, and I hope it will do the same for the incoming freshmen! Overall, it was a truly transformative experience.  

Upcoming Events

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Honors Summer Invitational
July 6 2017 at 2:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College welcomes invited first-year students to campus to participate in a special opportunity to join the Honors College for the fall. Students will hear about the many benefits of Honors membership, and will write a brief essay and be interviewed by Honors faculty and staff. The event takes place on Thursday, July 6, 2017 and Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in the Undergraduate Library in the Community Room (3rd floor). Students need only attend one of the events.
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