Eastern Michigan University

Honors College

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Honors Students

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Honors students comprise a remarkably diverse group spanning widely varying geographic areas and individual backgrounds. Honors students pursue majors and minors that span each of the five colleges on campus. Honors courses are suited to the abilities of intellectually motivated students and are restricted to 20 students in order to offer opportunities for in-depth engagement with extraordinary professors.

Individualized advising in the Honors College supports course selection and assists students who wish to pursue double majors. Honors advisers in individual departments provide additional program support.

Honors students participate in community service, cultural activities, and leadership and have opportunities to apply for research and study abroad support.

The Honors residence halls for first and second year students are Downing and Best halls. Many upper-level Honors students live in the Village residence hall complex.


The Black Honors Student Organization is committed to fulfilling the needs of both current and prospective African American Honors students. In addition, the Black Honors Student Organization will promote unity between all students, providing them with the chance to gain a better understanding of the world around them. BHSO gives African American students a voice and provides career and personal development. The organization strives to improve both the recruitment efforts and retention rates of African American Honors Students. BHSO aids in the cultivation of hard working, goal-oriented, community focused students while seeking to enhance cultural awareness and critical thinking skills. Students who are willing and able to embrace these objectives are highly encouraged to join the Black Honors Student Organization. The BHSO invites you to connect with them on Facebook! 


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