The Meiklejohn Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Meiklejohn Advising Program is to select and educate peer academic advisors who, in partnership with a faculty or staff advisor, provide academic advice and counseling primarily to first-year students.

Meiklejohn peer advisors provide a student perspective on a Brown education, a perspective derived from their own experience and coupled with knowledge gained from their training. They recognize the need to be responsive to each advisee's particular interests and desires, and understand that education is a process of intellectual growth interrelated with the development of moral character.

Meiklejohn peer advisors further the overall goal of enabling students to work toward a liberal education, the practice of self-reflection, and empathy for others.