Message from the Dean

Gary Bischof, DeanWelcome to the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University!

Founded in 1962, the Lee Honors College is one of the oldest honors colleges in the country. The honors college has grown in recent years to nearly 1,800 students (nearly 10% of WMU undergraduates), and many programs and opportunities have been initiated, expanded and enhanced. The college has been fortunate to have had visionary and strong leaders over its history, and I am honored to have the opportunity to continue its tradition of being a beacon of undergraduate academic excellence at WMU.

We have many exciting events and opportunities planned for the fall 2017 semester.  Our Lyceum Lecture series, LGBTQ+ at the Intersections, will provide students and others with information about current trends in the LGBTQ+ community and how other dimensions of diversity interact with LGBTQ+ identities. The free lectures are held most Wednesdays at noon in the honors college lounge starting September 13th. Plan to join us for what are sure to be stimulating and inspiring presentations, and read more about the series by visiting our Lyceum Lecture series page.

The Lee Honors College strives to provide an exceptional undergraduate experience for high achieving students. We provide a small college experience in concert with the benefits of a large public research university. Please peruse our website to learn more about the many opportunities in the college.

Dr. Gary H. Bischof
Dean, Lee Honors College