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Empower Extraordinary Supporting the

Honors College


Supporting Honors College Students

The Honors College serves nearly 3,600 highly-talented undergraduates who wish to pursue and achieve academic excellence. The college attracts top caliber students from across the country to Michigan State. Students admitted to the college enjoy the intimacy of a small-college atmosphere at one of the world’s leading research universities. The freedom and flexibility to customize programs gives students the opportunity to create unique experiences that are challenging, engaging, and often multi-disciplinary, preparing them for future graduate study or extraordinary careers.

The Honors College experience includes small classes taught by professors that explore topics in-depth; opportunities to assist with faculty-led research; international study options; cultural and social activities; and community service opportunities.


The Honors College seeks to raise $13.0 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.


To date we have raised $10.4 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.


Tonya Frisbey
Director of Development
(517) 884-7591

“Members of the Honors College excel in all aspects of life; whether it is doing exciting research and creative activities, tackling new career opportunities or volunteering in our respective communities. The MSU Honors community near and far is finding ways to make the world a better place.”

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, Dean