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

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.

Evan Hansinger - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello my name is Evan Hansinger and I am one of the Honors student ambassadors. I am a sophomore Political Science major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I grew up In a city called Shelby Township and graduated from Eisenhower High School. Some of my interests include watching sports, watching Netflix, and learning about a wide variety of things. Since I started at Wayne I have been fairly active in the Honors College. I volunteered for Scholars Day and of course participated in the various activities that are part of the freshman honors classes. This experience I feel not only helped transition me into college life, but also gave me a greater connection to the university and the city. I found that the activities gave me not only a deeper connection but also a sense of pride. I highly recommend students to get involved. 

Upcoming Events

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Honors Graduation Ceremony
May 3 2016 at 3:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
Graduating Honors students and their guests are invited to participate in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilberry Theatre. Invited students must RSVP for the event by April 22, 2016 are may bring up to two guests. Gold collars will be distributed at the event.
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