Mission and Vision

Mission statement


The mission of the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College is to provide an exceptional undergraduate experience for high achieving students, to inspire in our graduates a thirst for the lifelong pursuit of creative inquiry and discovery, to provide our students with the skill and passion to address critical challenges, and to foster personal responsibility informed by a global perspective.


The Lee Honors College will be the most admired honors program in Michigan and the Midwest. The group of four-year colleges and universities that comprise the Mideast Honors Association is considered our peer group. 

Enduring values

  • A passion for learning and ideas
  • Critical thinking and systems orientation
  • Learned inquiry and aesthetic sensibility
  • Social responsibility

Strategic plan

The current Lee Honors College strategic plan (updated February 2010) is available for review. An updated plan will be unveiled later this year.