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



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Upcoming Events

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An Evening with Honors
May 2 2017 at 3:30 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for "An Evening with Honors" on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Invited students will compete for a seat in the Honors College for Fall 2017 by writing a brief essay and participating in a small group interview. Students will also hear more about the benefits of being an Honors student at Wayne State and will have access to a mini resource fair. The event takes place at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center and parking is provided in Wayne State Parking Structure #1. Check-in begins at 3:30pm and the program begins at 4:00pm.
Honors Graduation Ceremony
May 3 2017 at 3:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College celebrate the graduation of its Class of 2017 on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Hilberry Theatre beginning at 3pm. Attending students MUST RSVP in advance and may bring up to two guests. Students should bring their caps and gowns to wear during the ceremony, and there will be opportunities following the event to take photos. Graduating Honors student can pick up their gold Honors stoles to wear at graduation from the Honors College front desk - 2100 UGL - during regular business hours. Parking will be provided for guests in WSU Parking Lot #60, which is located behind (south) of the Hilberry Theatre. Entrance to the parking lot is on Cass Avenue.
Teaching Strategies - Integrated Course Design
May 4 2017 at 12:00 PM
Honors College, Irvin D. Reid
Honors College is pleased to host a workshop for all respected Honors faculty members with Dr. Timothy Spannaus who will work with the participants on creating an instruction based on Fink's model of integrated course design.* Participants will have the opportunity to experience the phases of creating a syllabus, activities, and assessments for courses. Lunch will be served. ----------------------------------------- * Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences : An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses (2). Somerset, US: Jossey-Bass, 2013. ProQuest ebrary.
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