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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.

Christina Wong

"The Honors experience has not only given me the opportunity to go to school debt-free, but has also allowed me to experience the urban city through trips to the Eastern Market and the Heidelberg Project. I have gained more insight about the city that I live in and have been able to delve further into subjects I have particular interest in while gaining my Honors co-major. It has truly been an eye-opening experience so far!"

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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How I Became a Party Animal and Why You Should Too - Politics, Academia and the Value of Engaging in Undergraduate Research.
March 12 2015 at 2:00 PM
Honors College, Irvin D. Reid
Research@Honors 2014-2015 Workshop IV How I Became a Party Animal and Why You Should Too -- Politics, Academia and the Value of Engaging in Undergraduate Research Presenter: Dr. Kevin Deegan-KrauseKevin Deegan-Krause is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His research focuses on political parties and democracy in Europe with emphasis on Europe’s newer democracies and its newer parties. Dr. Deegan-Krause will explain the strange route that took him to the academic study of political parties in Europe, why he is incredibly fortunate to have followed that path, and how undergraduate students can explore that possibility of a research-career by working with faculty/mentors. Date of event: 12th March, 2015; 2 - 3 pm Venue: Honors College, Suite #2100, Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University
An Evening with Honors
April 9 2015 at 4:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Admitted students with merit scholarship offers (Presidential, Distinguished, Gold) for Fall 2015 who did not attend Scholars Day are welcome to join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for "An Evening with Honors." Students and guests will hear more about the many benefits of being an Honors student and students will write a brief essay and sit for an interview as part of consideration for a seat in Honors.
Transfer Scholars Day
April 27 2015 at 4:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Transfer Scholars Day is a special opportunity for invited high-achieving transfer students to compete for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and other scholarship upgrades, additional awards and learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Invited students will sit for an interview with WSU staff and faculty, write a brief essay, and learn more about transfer student services and opportunities.
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