Policies for Honors College Theses

Who Can Submit

Honors College Theses only publishes materials conducted under the auspices of the Honors College. For additional information, please contact digitalcommons@wayne.edu.


Under certain circumstances, a paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to digitalcommons@wayne.edu. However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper submitted is the final version and is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement. Please review the author agreement before submitting:

Submission Agreement for Honors College Theses

I agree to have submitted a copy of the Honors Thesis Author Agreement and thereby grant the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and Wayne State University Libraries on behalf of Wayne State University the non-exclusive right to distribute my submission ("the Work") over the Internet and make it part of the Honors College Theses Collection.

I warrant as follows:

  1. that I have the full power and authority to make this agreement;
  2. that I have consulted with my faculty advisor;
  3. that the Work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any proprietary rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any person or third party;
  4. that the Work has not been published elsewhere with the same content or in the same format; and
  5. that no right in the Work has in any way been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and that the Work is free from all liens and claims.

I understand that once an Honors College Thesis is deposited in the repository, it may not be removed.