Welcome from the Dean

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Pavlis Honors College. If you’ve taken the time to venture onto this page, you are just beginning to grab hold of your education and take advantage of all that Michigan Tech has to offer!

Unlike other honors colleges, the Pavlis Honors College is designed to welcome all highly motivated students, regardless of their GPA, to participate in its distinctive programs. We welcome your participation, but know that we ask much in return!

We expect you to:

  • engage meaningfully in your courses and programs,
  • take responsibility for your contributions, and
  • reflect on the unique learning that happens when you apply your knowledge in a new context—on an innovative interdisciplinary team, in service to a remote community, in a cutting-edge research lab, or even in the creation of an exciting new venture. You choose!

Regardless of your choice, developing these valuable skills will greatly enhance your education. These are the kinds of skills that Frank Pavlis refers to as “plus factors”—life and professional skills to guide you to success regardless of your goals. Graduates of our programs are highly sought after by employers and graduate schools and are well equipped for the challenges they will face in their careers.

So, join us! Learn why success is more than GPA, enhance your education, and be prepared to create the future.

Lorelle Meadows, Dean