Pavlis Honors College


Pavlis Honors College at Michigan Technological University redefines honors education because student success is more than GPA. Here at Pavlis, students are inspired to lead, create, and forge their own path to success. They become the next generation of scholars who make a difference.

In partnership with the campus community: 

  • We identify and provide opportunities for all motivated students to enhance their education;
  • We foster an inclusive and supportive environment built on high-quality, lasting relationships;
  • We challenge and guide students to take ownership of their education through transformational learning experiences; and
  • We emphasize integrative and interdisciplinary learning and empower students to design their unique contribution through engagement, reflection, leadership, and innovation.

At Michigan Tech, we believe that a student’s success should be measured by more than their GPA. Within the Pavlis Honors College, we are redefining honors education to reflect this belief. Here, honors education is about self-motivated, independent-thinking students who take charge of their education and full advantage of all that Michigan Tech has to offer. Students design their own path through the honors program that strategically supports their personal and professional goals. We address society’s need for graduates who possess both depth of knowledge in their chosen field and intellectual breadth obtained through interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential learning and deliberate reflection. Our transformative approach to education cultivates thoughtful, passionate, authentic students who will go on to positively impact the world as innovative scholars and leaders.