202 South Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
The Honors Program is an academic unit, reporting to the Dean for Retention and Student Success, although it collaborates closely with the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Housing and Residential Life in the Division of Administration and Finance.
It serves all the colleges housed on the Big Rapids campus.
Catherine Bordeau, Ph.D.
Jason Bentley, EdD
Dean of Retention and Student Success
Supervision of all aspects of the Honors program belongs to the Director. The Director is advised by committees of faculty, staff, students and alumni in executing his or her duties. These are:
At least one member representing each college (including graduate programs) on the Big Rapids Campus; as well as representatives from Admissions, Office of International Education, Housing and Residential Life, the Center for Leadership and Career Services, the Center for [email protected] Studies, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and representatives of Honors Student Council. Meetings are held monthly in the Honors program offices.
Advise the Director on the day-to-day operations of the Honors Program, with special attention paid to recruiting and retaining students.
Composed of 9 members, it represents the interest of the Honors Program Alumni Association. Meetings are held biannually in Big Rapids.
Advise the Director on the mission, vision and strategic plan of the Honors Program. Create and enrich opportunities for Alumni/ae to connect with current students, as well as give back to the Program.
Four faculty serving 3-year terms.
The purpose of the Honors Curriculum Committee is to receive, review, and approve proposals for changes related to the curricula and courses designated as Honors, as well as Honors Program faculty status.
Representatives of the Honors Programming Board's e-board, the Honors Peer Mentor Program's e-board, the editor of the Endeavor and at least 2 at-large students elected by the current student body.
Administrate all business of the Honors Student Association, including but not limited to: reviewing and recommending Honors funded travel requests, Honors student contracts, and policies affecting co-curricular requirements. Also serves as primary conduit for communication with current student body.