Monteith alumni

Founded in 1959, Wayne State University's Monteith College offered students the advantages of a small college within a large university. The college was home to some of Wayne State's most innovative faculty members and students during the '60s and '70s.

Monteith students embraced new ideas as the college emphasized dialogue and inquiry, with a goal to identify and impart knowledge that every student should possess. As one Monteith faculty member said, "We want our students to look at the world whole, but without missing the details."

Although Monteith closed in 1978, its tradition lives on through the Monteith College Endowed Scholarship for the talented students of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Honors students immerse themselves in a city-based and service-oriented education, connecting to Detroit through an interdisciplinary college community.

We hope you will consider supporting this fund to benefit our rising scholars. Gifts can be made online, or you may contact Mary Barden, Director of Philanthropy, at or 313-577-1664 for more information on alternative methods of giving.

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Please designate your gift for the Monteith College Endowed Scholarship.

150 years in the heart of Detroit