• The 2022-2023 Honors College Staff.
  • LHC students lined up for the cording ceremony.
  • 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.

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.


Congratulations to PSST mentor Leah Latumaerissa on being honored for Excellence in Diversity for her work on behalf of the Indigenous Advocacy Committee!

Not sure how to make an appointment with your honors advisor? Check out our how-to video for instructions.

Join LHC staff for the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs annual 9/11 Silent Climb on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Waldo Stadium. Assistant Dean Helms and Professor Townsend will be making the climb again this year and would love to see you there to help support two important scholarships. 

A Message from Dr. Remzi Seker, Vice President for Research and Innovation

Hello from our new Provost, Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

From the soccer field to electric fields, aerospace engineering degrees propel honors alum Hannah Sargent toward career success

The honors college extends our deepest sympathies to the family of one time LHC grad assistant, Dr. Becky DeOliveira, who passed away at home surrounded by those who loved her best on the summer solstice.

Three Broncos, including honors student Sierra Ward, honored by YWCA as Young Women of Achievement

Honors student Kalloli Bahtt is interning with Encore Magazine this summer. Check out this feature she wrote on the Academically Talented Youth Program!

Honors students are making a Sustainable Impact! Read about the great work Jordan Walker, Alexa Hempel, Keila Howard, Will Roosien, and Joshua Van Slambrouck are doing!

Honors college alums Katie and Kassidy Davis are featured on the Exercise Science website - they're both now PhD candidates!

Honors geography grad, Quinn Heiser created road map to success at Western.

Video of Craft your career at WMU Haworth: Business law major

Check out this video from Haworth College of Business featuring new honors college alumna, Maddie Hayden!


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