Craig Benjamin, Ph.D., Faculty, History
First, the quality of the students. They work hard and know the value of that hard work. Then, the facilities. I was struck by the beauty of the campus, the quality of the technology, and the quality of my colleagues. Finally, the liberal education focus. read more
Live. Learn. Lead.
The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University offers a distinctive 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 — even freshmen — can live in premium housing in the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center (though please note that space is limited and is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis), 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.
Explore all that we have to offer by looking through our website using the links to the left. If you would like more information about the Meijer Honors College, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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 Where You Learn - Take advantage of classes and faculty offices in the impressive new learning-living center, where you become part of a nurturing 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.
Honors Status - Get an edge when applying for jobs, fellowships, or graduate school.
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