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

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.

Daniel Varghese - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello, my name is Daniel Varghese. I am a Sophomore currently studying Pre-Pharmacy in the HealthPro Start Program at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Honors is an excellent program that has enhanced myself as a student of Detroit. I had little knowledge about the history of Detroit when I stared as a freshman. Through HON 1000 and PS 1010, I was informed of Detroit’s diverse history, culture, and talents. Honors has also provided me with the opportunity of making life-long friends. The community at Honors is very inclusive and welcoming. If you are looking at a chance to pursue academic excellence, and want to be apart of a warm community, Honors at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College is the best place for you!

Upcoming Events

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Honors Freshmen Day of Service
September 9 2016 at 1:00 PM
Keys Common
In spirit of the first two pillars of Honors – Community and Service - The Honors College has teamed up with two local schools to provide school uniforms for its students. Clothes will be collected during a picnic on Friday, September 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Commons area, where there will be food, games, and music. Clothes will be boxed up to be delivered following the conclusion of the event. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, September 2. You do not have to attend the event in order to donate clothing as boxes will be available at the front desk of the Honors College beginning Tuesday, September 6. See the chart below to see which piece of clothing has been designated for each HON 1000 section.   Freshmen Day of Service Chart   Child S Child M Child L Child XL Adult S Adult M Adult L Navy Shirts (Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve) 504 (T) 507 (T) 519 (T) 524 (T) 501 (T) 513 (T) 502 (W) Khaki pants 505 (W) 508 (W) 521 (W) 511 (W) 514 (W) 518 (W) 503 (TH) Navy pants 506 (TH) 517 (TH) 522 (TH) 510 (TH)  512 (TH) 515 (TH) 523 (TH) Undershirts and Socks 520 (F) 516 (F) 525 (F)           For more information, please contact the Honors College front desk at 313.577.3030 or email fh5000@wayne.edu.
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