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 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.
Inspired by alumni grandparents, incoming honors student, Katherine Jendrasiak aims to take wing as pilot.
Incoming first-year honors college student, Jack Austin, performs with Broadway stars in New York City in July.
Logan Brown (B.S. ’19, Aviation Flight Science) believes the sky’s the limit when it comes to opportunities at WMU. Seizing those chances requires more than luck though; it demands active engagement.
Honors college alum (and one of our awesome former front desk staff), Kathryn Giroux, is cycling America this summer to help others! For more information about how you can help and follow her journey, visit this news story.
Honors college alum, and current WMU PhD candidate, Deirdre Courtney, has been named a fellow on the WMU team for the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE grant meant to increase gender and racial diversity in higher ed STEM fields.
Congratulations to Lee Honors College alum, and external advisory board member, Mitch Zajac and his wife Amelia on their marriage! We wish you a long and happy life together!
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.
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.