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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University!

Honors represents the very best this great university has to offer in a comprehensive package that promotes student achievement, academic excellence, successful graduation and launch on a career.

Honors is the place for students who not only want an outstanding college education but who also want to make a difference in the world. Students bring their gifts, talents and aspirations to Wayne State in Detroit, a place where need is great and where the potential for change is profound.

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is city-focused 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, and the world. We provide our students with 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 of which we can all be justifiably proud.

If, at any time, you would like to discuss our work or request more information, I hope you will be in touch.


Jerry Herron
Irvin D. Reid Honors College