Student Involvement

Do you want to get involved? Honors has many programs to help you stay connected with our community of students. No matter what your interests, there's a place for you.

Book Club

This is a bi-weekly club that meets to discuss a book that everyone is reading. The books are voted on by students who are interested in joining the club each semester. Previous books have included Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, as well as Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Students must purchase their own copy of the book, any further questions can be sent to [email protected].

Common Book Read

Each year, members of the incoming cohort of Honors students all read the same book and come together to discuss this book before classes start. Generally, the book selected relates to the annual theme. Many of our programs throughout the year, including the Star Lecture Series, will address the theme as well. 

Honors College Mentor Collective Partnership

The Honors College has partnered with the Mentor Collective program to provide peer mentoring for first-year students. The Mentor Collective program began as a pilot program with First Generation students during the 2018-2019 academic year. Nearly 200 students, including matched mentors and mentees participated. Students (mentees) in the program have had a 15% higher retention rate than those who were eligible and did not participate.

The Wednesday Weekly

The Wednesday Weekly (WW) is a weekly Honors College newsletter sent out at the beginning of every week during fall and winter semesters. The Wednesday Weekly contains important information about Honors College events, opportunities, and deadlines, and other campus-wide announcements that are especially relevant to Honors students at EMU. Students are strongly encouraged to read the Wednesday Weekly, as it is the best source of information about all things Honors at EMU.

pancakes with the dean
Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast made by the Honors College Dean throughout the year!
pancakes with the dean

Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast made by the Honors College Dean throughout the year!

Pancakes with the Dean

Throughout the academic year, Dean Eisenberg host Honors students for a morning of her homemade pancakes. Pancakes with the Dean is an opportunity to meet Dr. Eisenberg and share what is on your mind. Dr. Eisenberg enjoys getting to know students in the Honors College so she can hear thoughts on the college or life in general. This is an informal setting to get to know and interact with each other and hear unique perspectives.

Student Employment

Student Fellows play a role in the day-to-day operations of the Honors College while gaining professional skills. Honors students can work on one of many Student Success Teams surrounding Computing, Diversity and Inclusion, Peer Advising, Programming, Marketing and Communications, and Recruitment. 

Workshops and Presentations

Professional Development 

The Honors College partners with the University Advising and Career Development Center to give students an opportunity to grow their professional skills. Throughout the academic year the Honors College hosts many different professional development opportunities for students to attend. Some of these opportunities include resume building, personal branding, interview prep, and more!

Undergraduate Research Workshops

Eastern Michigan University offers outstanding opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects with faculty mentors, and these experiences often transform students' college experiences. The Honors College Undergraduate Research Workshop helps students to plan their undergraduate research agenda.

These one hour workshops provide an overview of research opportunities and their benefits for undergraduate students, and provide answers to the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of participating in research?
  • How do I get started?
  • What are the resources available to support me as I pursue my undergraduate research agenda?

Students in science, technology, engineering and math are encouraged to sign up for the Undergraduate Research Workshop - Science/Tech. General Undergraduate Research Workshops are also available for any Honors student. Attending one of these two workshops is required of all Honors students. Don't delay attending a workshop! Honors students who have earned at least 15 credit hours are encouraged to attend a research workshop to learn about amazing Undergraduate research opportunities available at EMU.

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