Wayne State University
Back to Top
  • Scholars Day
  • Desire to make a difference
  • Helping our community
  • Honors Induction
  • We know how to have fun
  • Join us and make a difference
  • City-focused and service-oriented
  • Sharing our knowledge
  • Striving for excellence
  • The Honors advantage
  • Midtown proud

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.

Katherine Mullan

"I enjoy being an Honors student at WSU because of the community and the opportunities it provides me with to impact the lives of others and advance my future career. "

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

Full List
Improvising Fiction: A Talk by Charles Baxter
September 22 2014 at 3:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is partnering with the Wayne State English Department to host author and former Wayne State English professor Charles Baxter for a talk titled “Improvising Fiction What good is fiction anyways" on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Bernath Auditorium of the Undergraduate Library. Baxter will be reading a short story entitled “Westland” from his book A Relative Stranger followed by an interview conducted by the Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, Dr. Jerry Herron.             “The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is delighted to join with the Wayne State University English Department to host a visit by one of America's finest writers, Charles Baxter,” said Dean Herron. “Charlie's work is known and loved by readers of his stories, his essays, his novels, and his poetry.  He writes with special feeling and insight and tender loving grace about matters local to us all that always turn out to be anything but just local in the end.”             Baxter, an accomplished and award winning author, is currently the Edelstein-Kellor Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. He has published three novels, including First Light and Shadow Play. His third novel, The Feast of Love, has been made into a film starring Morgan Freeman and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000. He has also published four books of stories, a book of poems, and several essays on fiction. Additionally, he has received the Award of Merit in the Short Story, the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rea Award in the Short Story in 2012. Baxter earned his bachelor’s from Macalester College and his Ph.D. from the University of New York at Buffalo.             For more information about this event, please contact the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at (313) 577-3030.       
Research@Honors Workshop: Building a Research or Creative Project Proposal
October 1 2014 at 2:00 PM
Honors College, Irvin D. Reid
Research@Honors is pleased to present a special workshop, "Building a Research or Creative Project Proposal" to help students interested in pursuing undergraduate research projects. Presenters include Judity Arnold, Honors College Librarian and Jule Wallis, Writing Center Director and WSU Lecturer. The workshop will be held at the Honors College (2100 UGL) on Wednesday, October 1 from 2pm to 3pm.
MedStart Information Session - October 16, 2014
October 16 2014 at 3:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
This information session is for students interested in applying to Wayne State University and the Honors College MedStart program. Information will be provided about the MedStart application process, what students should be doing to prepare for their MedStart application, and information about the program itself, including the selection process.   The MedStart information sessions are all held in the Community Room - located on the third floor of the Undergraduate Library. Sessions run from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
More Events