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

Sangini Tolia - Honors Student Ambassador

Sangini is currently a sophomore in the MedStart program, majoring in Nutrition and Food Science and minoring in Business Administration. She is from Northville, MI. Sangini is involved with various student organizations around campus, such as Honors Student Association, MEDLIFE and Indian Student Association. She also volunteers as a tutor for Detroit youths at Woodbridge Youth Center and at several hospitals in Detroit. In her spare time, Sangini enjoys watching The Good Wife, going on adventures with her friends, learning to cook, and dreams of being on the Amazing Race someday.

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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