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Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program

The mission of the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program is to select and educate peer academic advisors who will, in partnership with faculty or staff advising partners, provide academic advice and counseling for first-year students.

With over 350 peer advisors serving all of Brown’s first-year and first-time students annually, the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program is the University's largest student organization. Meiklejohn peer advisors are paired with a faculty or staff advising partner for the duration of the academic year. Advising discussions center on: course selection, study habits, housing, co-curricular and research opportunities, navigating the Brown campus and Providence, social issues and more.

Meiklejohn peer advisors offer a student perspective on the University  experience, while engendering an informal, open dialogue that proves indispensable to first-year and first-time students. This formative relationship is a key to helping them navigate their transition to Brown and beyond.

The Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program epitomizes Brown's commitment to student-centered and student-directed learning across all four years of study. To find out more about the program, contact