• 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.

Summer hours: the honors college building is open and available for student use from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M - F. 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 1,800 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.

  • 92,942 miles traveled with Study in the States.


Honors college instructor Becky Cooper named inaugural Charles C. and Lynn L. Chen-Zhang Academically Talented Youth Program Personnel Endowment recipient as ATYP program celebrates 40 years. Cooper teachers HNRS 3203 and HNRS 3204 and has been the English program coordinator with ATYP for many years. 

Computer science grad finds key to career success at Western. New honors college alumna, Mey Wong, will be starting her career as an associate engineer in information technology at Kellogg's.

Foundation Scholar driven to care for communities in need. 

Honors college senior, Allison Anker, says that opportunities available to her in the Lee Honors College and WMU are helping to put her on the path to making her career dreams come true.

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