Live. Learn. Lead.
The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University offers a vibrant learning community and extraordinary opportunities for academically motivated students. It combines the best of the liberal arts college tradition with the resources, facilities, and affordability of a major state university.
While participating in Honors, students can live in one of several distinctive Honors living/learning centers, participate in a nurturing academic environment and community, learn through a distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum, and become true leaders who make a difference in their world. In the Meijer Honors College, students have the optimal environment to live, learn, and lead.
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The Frederik Meijer Honors College Advantage
Personalized Instruction - Form close intellectual relationships with faculty members specifically selected for their credentials and passion for teaching. Classes are normally capped at 25 or less, and often have two teachers.
Interdisciplinary Education - Honors courses are truly interdisciplinary, approaching topics from many different lenses, and asking students to think across traditional academic boundaries.
Live in a Nurturing Academic Community - Take advantage of the opportunities for Honors students to live together in a supportive, fun learning community.
Undergraduate Research - Gain experience collaborating with faculty members on your research projects, and get special opportunities to present your work on and off campus.
Cultural Experiences - Participate in academic and cultural events on campus and go on excursions off campus locally, regionally, and even abroad.
Success - Get an edge when applying for jobs, fellowships, or graduate school. Our alumni live it: For example, Zoë Smith. Read her story and many others.
Say YES to New Adventures!
Elora Ferrie, a current Honors student shares her story.
Selena Brown, a 2020 Honors alumni, shares her Honors experience.
Dr. Melba Velez Ortiz, a current Honors faculty member, shares her background and teaching philosophies.