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Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
Applications to be a UDR in 2013-2014 are now CLOSED
Please email Gretchen Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding applications.
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 UDR Award Winners!
Congratulations to Jared Goldman - Business, Carly Lenhoff - Philosophy, and Sarah Pace - Italian Studies, our UDR Award Winners for this year! View all of the nominees for the 2012-2013 award here.
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The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) program was first established by the Student Senate in the early to mid-1990's, and reestablished in the fall of 1998 by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the suggestion of faculty and undergraduate participants of "Creating a Welcoming Campus Environment" meetings. The program is designed to open avenues of communication between undergraduate majors and departmental faculty.
In participating departments, the department chair or undergraduate advising head reviews applications and selects one rising junior and/or senior major to:
- serve as student representative(s)
- organize department/program events and meetings
- provide feedback to the department.
Examples of current UDR initiatives include the creation of department e-mail lists, Web sites, student newsletters and resource libraries for majors and the organization of department/program clubs, tutoring groups, brown-bag lunch series and Meet the Majors events.