Mid-East Honors Association

As some of you may know, The Honors College is a member in the regional Honors organization "MEHA" (Mid-East Honors Association), and for the last five years The Honors College has attended the annual conference with multiple students. This year, we are excited to be hosting the annual conference in our very own Honors College April 7th through April 9th and we are encouraging Honors students to present at this regional conference!

I. MEHA Conference

At the conference, current Honors students from across the mid-east region will be presenting their academic work as either a poster presentation or an oral presentation. We anticipate over 200 participants, which includes Honors deans, directors, faculty, staff, and students. We also have a keynote speaker, S. Fisher Qua, whose background focuses on organization's systems and communication methods, and he will be facilitating exercises for students to consider their honors identity and community. Finally, we have organized multiple activities at the conference for students to meet other students and discuss their honors experience.

The theme of this year's conference is "Pursue Excellence." We hope that participants will allow this theme to lead them to consider not only the high standards that we hold in our Honors programs and colleges but also what it means to engage in the pursuit of excellence. In particular, we ask all attendees to critically think about ways in which honors education can help foster student success, leadership, and engagement as citizens. Students will have the opportunity to present their academic work and gain valuable conference presentation experience.

II. Proposal Submissions - Due Wednesday, March 1st

This is an excellent opportunity for Honors students to present their research and scholarship. Examples include senior thesis projects, class projects, Undergraduate Symposium projects, and more! It is a special opportunity to have a major regional conference hosted at our school and we would love to have great representation from our Honors students at this year's conference!

You can submit a proposal for this year's conference by visiting this website. Proposals are due at midnight on Wednesday, March 1st.

III. Conference Registration - $99, early registration concludes March 10th

To participate in the conference either as an attendee or presenter you must register. Early registration concludes on Friday, March 10th.

The Honors College at Eastern Michigan University is a member institution of MEHA, and therefore, early registration for students is $99. After March 10th, registration is $109. 

IV. Support from The Honors College - Apply to have your MEHA registration paid for by The Honors College!

The Honors College is trying to fully support as many students as we can to participate in this year's conference. To apply for support from The Honors College, please complete this form after you have paid for your registration. Please email your receipt and proposal acceptance (if applicable) to Caitlin Baumer at cbaumer@emich.edu.

We will do our best to reimburse students in full for the registration fee, but we won't be able to confirm reimbursement until after we determine how many students have registered for the conference. You can apply for funding as a participant in the conference; however, preference will be given to student presenters. We will update students as soon as we can with their reimbursement status.