Welcome From Dean
I am pleased to welcome you to The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Honors College! The EMU Honors College takes pride in offering a high-quality educational experience within an affordable, comprehensive university. The Honors College is home to a highly accomplished group of students and faculty and is designed to foster an Honors ethos that comprises intellectual curiosity, academic achievement, and the bond between the individual and the larger community. Success in Honors requires creativity, persistence, and dedication, as students develop their skills and talents to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.
Each semester, students may choose from an array of vibrant and engaging classes that meet General Education, major, and minor requirements. Talented, passionate professors who are recognized experts in their academic disciplines teach Honors courses. Typically, Honors sections are limited to 20 to 25 students to encourage collaboration and rich interactions, where students help guide discussion, challenge their peers, and take the lead on projects. The Honors College also provides opportunities for students to engage with professors, participate in research and creative work, and share their work through the Undergraduate Symposium and conferences in their fields. Expectations for performance are high, but we know that our students are capable of meeting the challenges ahead, and we provide students with opportunities and support to help them reach their goals.
An Honors College experience includes far more than earning high grades. It invites Honors students to #SoarHigher. The Honors College invites Honors students to challenge themselves in myriad ways beyond the classroom-- by becoming student leaders, volunteering in the community, engaging in athletics and the arts, and exploring the intellectual, cultural, and social diversity of the university and community. Honors students are encouraged to push themselves both academically and culturally by attending theater productions, listening to lectures, studying abroad, learning a new language, starting a campus organization, and more. We live in a diverse and exciting world, and, as students and citizens, we are responsible for understanding the richness of that world and contributing to the wellbeing of our planet and our fellow humans. Such challenges require us to learn, imagine, reflect, collaborate, and work toward the future we seek.
The Eastern Michigan University Honors College takes pride in offering the highest quality educational experience within an affordable, comprehensive university. I encourage you to take some time to learn more about EMU and what the Honors College has to offer through leadership, scholarly research, professional development, service learning and student engagement.
Welcome to The Honors College!