Design Your Own Path

The Pavlis Honors College experience includes a combination of courses, experiences, and mentorship—to help you make the most of the opportunities available to you at Michigan Tech. Community service? Starting a business? Studying abroad? Taking a co-op? Taking a leadership role in your favorite student org? Each of these can apply towards your honors components. And the best part? You can decide which experiences are a part of your path, complete the honors program, and still graduate on time.

Pavlis Has What You're Looking For

Applying to the Pavlis Honors College provides a fantastic opportunity to engage in a dynamic and enriching academic experience that goes beyond traditional coursework. The college is known for its emphasis on experiential learning, community engagement, and fostering innovation. By joining the Pavlis Honors College, you would have access to unique research projects, collaborative initiatives, and real-world applications of your studies.

For instance, the college might offer you the chance to work closely with esteemed faculty members on cutting-edge research projects related to your field of interest. This hands-on experience could deepen your understanding of the subject matter and provide you with practical skills that are highly valued in both academic and professional settings.

Moreover, the Pavlis Honors College's focus on community engagement means that you could be involved in projects that have a positive impact on society. Whether it's through service-learning projects, community partnerships, or interdisciplinary collaborations, you could be part of initiatives that address real-world challenges and make a difference in the lives of others.

Additionally, being a part of the Pavlis Honors College will open doors to networking opportunities, where you can connect with like-minded peers, faculty, and professionals in various industries. These connections could lead to mentorship, internships, and even potential job opportunities down the line.

Go Beyond GPA

You're here to escape your comfort zone, grow, and redefine what success means to you. That's why grades aren't an artificial barrier at the Pavlis Honors College. Sure, we expect excellent academic effort. But you can't let worries about not getting an "A" hold you back. Our students are powered by a collective, fearless desire to impact the world; to be open to the totally new and unfamiliar; and to form communities and relationships that are inclusive and productive.

Overall, the Pavlis Honors College offers a well-rounded educational experience that combines academic insight, hands-on learning, and community involvement. If you're excited about pushing your boundaries, making meaningful contributions, and preparing for a successful future, apply today.

Watch Elise Cheney Makens, Pavlis Honors Student video
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Elise Cheney Makens, Pavlis Honors Student

This is Pavlis

"I'm a really big proponent of the Honors College.
It has been one of the most amazing experiences
that I've had while I've been at Michigan Tech and has really shaped just my entire experience and has made all of the experiences that I've had in class and outside of class just all the more valuable."
Elise Cheney Makens

Pavlis Honors College Values

  • We value what each individual brings to our community
    • We celebrate our diversity to build a strong, inclusive, and creative community.
  • We value reflection and personal growth
    • We thrive by supporting and challenging each other to become more self-aware and engage in fulfilling endeavors.
  • We value meaningful relationships
    • We forge authentic connections with others, allowing us to provide value to those we serve.
  • We value flexibility and agility
    • We embrace uncertainty, responding innovatively to the changing needs of society.
Pavlis Honors students participating in a global leadership trip to Brazil
Pavlis Honors students attedning the Medallion Ceremony as a part of graduation
Pavlis Honors students on an immersion trip to Ghana in a classroom full of local children
Students participating in the Husky Innovate event "Bob Mark Pitch Competition" getting awarded prizes on stage
Students and attendees at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium
Pavlis Honors students participating in the HON2150 retreat sitting around a campfire
Attendees listen to the keynote speaker at our annual Global and Community Engagement Conference
A Husky Innovate student giving his pitch during the Idea Pitch Competition

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."Benjamin Franklin