Roosevelt Fellow Peer Advisors
All undergraduates can utilize Roosevelt Fellows! Roosevelt Fellows proactively outreach to their caseload of new student advisees but are a resource for the entire undergraduate community.
People often think of the Roosevelt Fellows as a resource for course registration, but they can provide so much more! You can talk to the Roosevelt Fellows about a variety of different topics including:
academic planning and decision making
understanding the Brandeis core curriculum, major/minor and pre-health requirements
understanding academic policies
balancing academics and extracurriculars
difficulty in a class
building relationships with professors and getting involved in research
transitioning to college
accessing campus resources
Why would I meet with a Roosevelt Fellow over an academic advisor? Can they really answer my questions?
- You can usually meet with a Roosevelt Fellow more quickly than an academic advisor, 30-minute appointments can book out a few weeks in advance.
- Some students prefer to meet with a peer, it can be a more informal conversation.
- Roosevelt Fellows are Brandeis students who have experienced many of the same challenges and successes as the peers they advise, they can provide insight in a way a staff advisor cannot.
- Roosevelt Fellows are trained on when to refer to academic advisors, but they can confidently answer many of the same questions asked of staff advisors. Even in cases where they don't know the exact answer, they can usually point you to the right online or office resource!
Roosevelt Fellows will be sending outreach to new students in late June. Please refer to your Brandeis email where you should have received welcome and outreach messages from your Roosevelt Fellow. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to clarify who you were assigned to.
All Roosevelt Fellows have extensive training on the Brandeis curriculum and academic policies, regardless of their major or academic interest, so often you will find any Roosevelt Fellow can answer your questions! If you are a new student and would like to speak with a Roosevelt Fellow outside of the one you were assigned, please feel free to review the bios and schedule and contact anyone in the group. If you have very specific departmental questions, Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs) are another peer resource you can reach out to. The UDR web site has an explanation of the differences between Roosevelt Fellows and UDRs.
The Roosevelt Fellows post frequent updates on our Instagram page. You can also speak with a current Roosevelt Fellow or contact Academic Services.
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- Myra Kraft Achievers Program
- Pre-Health Advising
- Student Support Services Program
- First Generation Students
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship
- Student Accessibility Support
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