About

The Lee Honors College is home to more than 1,700 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.

The Lee Honors College offers:

  • Honors Courses: A wide variety of honors courses, typically capped at 20–25 students. Honors courses may fulfill general education and/or requirements for specific programs of study.
  • Study in the States: Special programs, like our Study in the States courses, open only to honors students.
  • The Lee Honors College Building: Our LEED Silver Certified facility includes a full kitchen and lounge for students to relax, socialize and study. Centrally located on main campus, the honors college building is also home to our honors advising offices, a small library, three classrooms and a seminar room.
  • Mix It Up Thursdays: Every Thursday evening we offer a series of professional development workshops and social activities in the honors college lounge.
  • Peer Student Success Team: Mentors provide academic and social support to incoming honors students. They also organize group volunteer activities and host advising hours in the seminar room.
  • Lyceum Lecture Series: Each semester, we offer a themed lecture series, presented by WMU’s expert faculty.
  • Honors Housing: Optional honors housing with extended quiet hours for studying during the week. Honors students may choose to live in Eldridge/Fox, the honors residence hall.
  • Alpha Lambda Delta: The honors college houses the WMU chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, an honors society that celebrates excellence among first-year students.
  • Scholarships: to pursue study abroad, research and creative activities or to travel to national and international venues to present original scholarly and creative work.
  • Honors Thesis: Each honors student works with one of our nationally- and internationally-known expert faculty on an original piece of research or a creative activity.