MEHA Annual Conference 2017

Pursue Excellence

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
April 7-9, 2017

Eastern Michigan University is delighted to play host to the 2017 meeting of the Mid-East Honors Association, to be held in Ypsilanti, Michigan from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Pursue Excellence.” We hope that participants will allow this theme to lead them to consider not only the high standards that we hold in our Honors programs and colleges but also what is means to engage in the pursuit of excellence. In particular, we ask all attendees to critically think about ways in which honors education can help foster student success, leadership, and engagement as citizens.


Honors students attending MEHA represent a variety of academic disciplines. Some are passionate about science; others are passionate about art. Some come from private institutions; others come from public institutions. So each year we have a conference filled with backgrounds, interests, talents, and expertise that varies more than one institution alone ever would.

This year’s conference is designed to bring participants together in a meaningful way that allows us to share in our commitment to the pursuit of excellence. As such, we invite proposals that demonstrate that commitment. Excellence can take many shapes and forms, and the Mid-East Honors Association values exemplary and distinguished performance by all participants in the areas of teaching, learning, scholarship, leadership, and service.

Thus, the committee seeks proposals that demonstrate excellence in research, honors pedagogy, unique learning approaches, and more. Submissions are welcome from students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines and can include oral presentations, poster presentations, art exhibitions, and performances.

The proposal deadline is midnight on March 1, 2017.


All presenters and attendees will be required to register for the conference. Registration will open January 15, 2017. The deadline for the early registration rate is March 10, 2017. The registration costs are as follows:

MEHA Member Institutions:

Early Registration Fee: Students: $99; Faculty/Staff: $109
Standard Registration Fee: Students: $109; Faculty/Staff: $119

Non-MEHA Member Institutions:

Standard Registration Fee: Students: $119; Faculty/Staff: $129

Online Registration


Pay By Check

Please request an invoice for payment via check.

Mid-East Honors Association
Honors College
PO BOX 5190
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242


Designated Conference Lodging

The MEHA Executive Committee has reserved a block of rooms at the Ann Arbor Marriot Ypsilanti at Eagle CrestPlease note: Conference activities will occur on the Eastern Michigan University campus (We are in the process of arranging shuttle service).

The conference rate of $124 per night is available by following the link below or by calling the hotel directly.

Ann Arbor Marriot Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron Street
Ypsilanti MI 48197
(734) 487-2000

To reserve a room:

1)    Follow link to reservation website.

2)    The check-in date is preset to 04/07/17 and the check-out date is preset to 04/09/17.

3)    Click “Check Availability.”

4)    You will be directed to the “Choose a Room Rate” page, click “Select.”

5)    On the “Review Reservation Details” under “2. Your Requests”, click “Make Request.”

6)    On the “Preferences Summary” pop-up window under “Room & Accessibility Preferences” select if you would like a single king room or a double queen room and click “Update” to save your option.

7)    Click “Continue” and fill in your information and click “Book Now.”

2017 Sponsors

National Collegiate Honors Council

National Collegiate Honors Council

Eastern Michigan University Honors College

Eastern Michigan University Honors College

Eastern Michigan University Athletics

Eastern Michigan University Athletics

Student Opportunity Center

Student Opportunity Center