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



Ashleigh Anderson

Ashleigh Anderson is a Junior Public Health major in the Honors College. Among the many activities she is involved in on campus, she currently serves as a RA in the DeRoy Apartments and is a Wayne State University Orientation Leader.

Click here to read her responses to questions about her Honors College experience.  

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