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

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

Calendar of Events

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Wayne Med-Direct Open House
October 24 2016 at 5:00 PM
Welcome Center
This is an informational session on the Wayne Med-Direct program for Fall 2017 admission. We request that you RSVP in advance of the session. 
Bram Stoker's Dracula
October 26 2016 at 1:15 PM
Hilberry Theatre
Come join the Honors College for a performance of Bram Stoker's Dracula at Hillberry Theatre on Wednesday, October 26 at 2 p.m. In Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire's lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake- setting up an epic confrontation of good vs evil. Space is limited to 20 students as tickets will be on a first come, first serve RSVP basis. There is no cost to attend the event.  If you have any questions, please contact Drew Moser at 313.577.3030 or stop by the Honors College front desk.   
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