• 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.

Thanksgiving Break:
The honors college will close at 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 22 and resume normal operating hours Mon., Nov. 27 at 7:30 a.m.

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.


We’re sad to share that honors advisor senior Katie Fox will soon be departing the LHC for a new role, but wish her the very best in her new adventure. During her time with us, Katie has helped the honors college grow into the thriving and vibrant community that it is today. She radically rethought mandatory first year advising, mentored countless students, was honored with a well-deserved semi-annual Make a Difference Award, served on many university committees, and continued her own education. Katie's new team is so lucky to have her. She will be missed tremendously.

Honors student Haley Munson dives into research about neurodiversity in occupational therapy.

First Year Fun and Medallion Scholarship Success: Makenzie Russell Ascends at WMU Aviation

Congratulations to Sierra Ward and Madeline Smith! Both Lee Honors College students, Sierra and Madeline were named Western Michigan University Homecoming Royalty during half-time at the Oct. 15 Western Michigan Broncos football game.

Lee Honors College student Nadia Famiano publishes first book: Julie Loves to Dance

Honors student and front desk receptionist Nayeli Guandique-Benitez (far right) walked in the fashion show closing out this year's Art Prize in Grand Rapids!

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

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