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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.

Mariela Sanchez

"Honors has taught me so much in the short time that I have been a student here. The various community service events that I have been a part of through Honors 1000 have given me a sense of community. Being surrounded by my peers who strive to achieve such excellence, both in and outside of school, has been a true motivation for me to do well and work hard to achieve my goals. With everything that I have already experienced through Honors, from the community service to having a strong relationship with my Honors professor and learning about the great city of Detroit, I am eager to see what's next!"

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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Integrating Student Research in Community Service: Examples and Strategies
February 4 2015 at 3:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
Research@Honors will be hosting a workshop titled: Integrating Student Research in Community Service: Examples and Strategies Presenter: Kami Pothukuchi, Ph. D., Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Urban Studies and Planning Director, SEED Wayne Dr. Pothukuchi will discuss three cases of research designed as community service, and led by Wayne State students. The cases highlight strategies in the design and implementation of the research, and their contributions to the community. She will outline the benefits of community-engaged student research, how students may undertake such research, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Cases include a survey of students in Detroit Public Schools about student perceptions of and opinions of school meals and cafeteria environments; an assessment of Eastside corner store environments for their healthy food offerings; and an action research project to assess resources for and barriers to starting a community garden as a student-neighborhood collaboration.
Scholars Day on February 7 - Honors Student Volunteers
February 7 2015 at 8:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Honors College needs CURRENT HONORS STUDENTS to help with the Scholars Day events taking place on February 7 and 8, 2015. Honors students will serve as guides and ambassadors to prospective students and their parents, helping to guide groups of guests around campus and answer questions. Honors student will receive a WSU scarf, breakfast and lunch for helping, and its a great way to connect with other students! A short training session will held in the morning, followed by the day's activities. Start time will be about 8:00am and the event will end around 1:00pm.  
Scholars Day Interview Volunteer - February 7
February 7 2015 at 9:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Scholars Day is a special event when the best and brightest students who have applied to Wayne State University are invited to campus for consideration of membership in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Taking place the weekend of February 7 and 8, 2015, this year's Scholars Day event will include invited students writing an essay and sitting for a small group interview. Alumni, staff and facutly are invited to participate by serving as student interviewers. Guest students will be accompanied by a current Honors student who will be available to help the interviewer during the process. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers in the Towers Cafe following the interviews.
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