• Honors college grad, Aunner Calderon.
  • Three WMU students standing in front of a wooden wall.
  • Dean Irma Lopez with female peer student success team mentors.
  • Honors students volunteer in the garden at Gibbs House.
  • Honors college grads in front of Miller Fountain.
  • The 2022-2023 Honors College Staff.

Fall 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.


Student Profile of the Week: Jade Cervantes

Honors college social media maven Tesha Nowak spent last semester writing and filming a brief documentary (featuring a couple of our outstanding PSST mentors) on the experiences of international students in the US. Watch it here!

First-generation sociology student, Elizbia Capula, prepares for career in immigration law.

Research opportunities, campus involvement set biomedical sciences student, Grace Filpi, up for success as future pediatric heart surgeon


Honors advisor senior, Katie Fox, was honored with a semi-annual Make a Difference award this fall. 

Honors college senior, McKenzie Stommen, working with WMU's new Cold Case initiative, featured on CBS' show 48 Hours

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