Honors Institute

Photo of students walking through Gilman Lounge

Message to 2020 Graduates

Dr. Blake and Dr. Jacobs have posted congratulatory messages on YouTube. 

Dr. Thomas Blake, Honors Coordinator
Dr. Michael Jacobs, Dean Humanities and Social Sciences

What I Dreamed College Would Be Like

The Honors Institute is MCC's college-within-a-college for our most academically talented and motivated students. This program enables these motivated students to take ownership of their education in ways they have dreamed of doing.

Honors Institute courses emphasize academic rigor, personal connections with professors, lively class discussions of globally important issues, and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges. In addition to developing research, writing, and critical thinking skills, honors students cultivate relationships with inspiring faculty members that last well beyond the completion of their MCC degree.


The Honors curriculum is designed to promote intellectual growth, academic excellence, and the desire to contribute to students’ local and global communities. Reduced class sizes, specialized events, priority registration, and transfer opportunities are just some of the benefits of the Honors Institute.


Do you seek academic challenges? The Honors Institute grants two certificates that students can earn with their degree, learn more about the Advanced Studies Certificate and the Advanced Studies Certificate with Thesis.

Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus
Building 5, Room 230
(585) 292-3351

Dr. Thomas Blake
Assistant Professor, English
Honors Institute Coordinator
(585) 292-3331