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

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!

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