• Lee Honors College Staff with Steve the Stegosaurus
  • LHC student with her parents and Dr. Lopez.
  • Three WMU students standing in front of a wooden wall.
  • Honors college grad, Aunner Calderon.
  • Honors students volunteer in the garden at Gibbs House.
  • Honors college grads in front of Miller Fountain.
  • LHC grad Owen Kilpatrick.
  • LHC students lined up for the cording ceremony.

Spring hours: the honors college building is open and available for student use from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. M - F, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Closed Saturday. The honors college main office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M - F.

Your Future, Our Focus

The college experience is more than academics and career prep – it’s about defining and preparing for YOUR future. At the Lee Honors College we make your future our focus. We are a distinctive community—based on drive, grit, and engagement—that further enriches the educational and college experiences of its high-performing members through providing the extra attention, support, and opportunities needed to become well-rounded individuals. We prepare you to show the world what you can do rather than just what you know, supporting your professional preparation with a holistic focus and a deep commitment to your well-being.

The Lee Honors College is home to more than 2,000 high-achieving students who are completing programs of study in every one of WMU’s seven academic colleges. You may join the honors college as a new or continuing undergraduate student at Western Michigan University.

  • 1M+ Over a million honors thesis downloads from ScholarWorks.

  • $50,000 in scholarships annually for research, creative activities, and study abroad.

  • 51 Our students represent all 51 academic programs on campus.

  • 100,000+ miles traveled with Study in the States.


Dr. Byrd-Jacobs with honors student Nivetha Pasupathy.

Spring 2024 Thesis Celebration Week Schedule - this is a great opportunity to get an idea of what the thesis defense looks like AND to get sponsored event credit! 

Dean Lopez, Jackie Chavarria, and Jennifer Townsend stand together in the honors college lobby.

Congratulations to Jackie Chavarria on being awarded the Gary L. Belleville Critical Thinking Student Employee of the Year Award for 2023-24!

Graphic that says "the 30".

Congratulations to our Lee Honors College alumni who are among the Haworth College of Business class of 2024 for The 30: Travis Culhane, Savanna Everett and Henry Thiry!

Dean Lopez, Chloe and Azza standing in front of Heritage Hall.

Congratulations to our 2024 honors Presidential Scholars!

Portrait of Lucy Kent-Bracken.

New Honors Advisor Senior, Lucy Kent-Bracken


Climate emergency graphic.

Semester-long series at WMU, organized in partnership with the 2020 Medallion cohort focuses on climate crisis, inspiring change.

Portrait of Renee Cilluffo.

From climate change to food waste, WMU mechanical engineering student and honors student Renee Cilluffo brings her ideas to life


A group of honors students with WMU Provost.

Honors college students enjoy informative lunch with the Provost

YOU at Western

A personalized wellness tool connecting students to online and campus resources.