Required Courses and Meetings

The Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholars program requires participating students to take specific courses, participate in study sessions and attend academic and monthly cohort meetings.

Designated Courses

Students must enroll in the courses listed below during their first and second years.  Each course counts towards the student's general education classes that Eastern Michigan University requires all of their students to fulfill.


  • During the Fall Semester
    • MATH 110: Mathematical Reasoning
    • CTAC 124: Foundations of Speech Communication
    • ENG 120 or ENG 121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
    • UNIV 101L3: Introduction to the University (Taken as a cohort)
  • During the Winter Semester
    • LEAD 201: Introduction to Leadership


  • During the Fall Semester
    • LEAD 301L2: Emerging as a Culturally Competent Leader

Study Tables

Students in the program are required to fulfill 10 hours per week of supervised study at designated study table locations.  During the assigned times, students are expected to complete their homework and prepare for upcoming exams and course assignments.

Academic Coach Meetings

Students in the program are required to meet with their assigned academic coach bi-weekly during the Fall and Winter semester.  During these meetings, coaches sit down with students to discuss their progress from a holistic perspective, touching on seven key domains in order to foster student success.

Monthly Cohort Meetings

Scholars are required to attend monthly cohort meetings. During these monthly meetings, Academic Success Partnerships staff will provide scholars with information the is essential to their human development and degree completion goals.

Community Building Programs

Scholars are required to attend our community building programs. These programs are open to the campus community and provides a safe space for students of color to engage in conversation and build community. During this time, scholars are able to actively participate in conversations designed to educate and empower students.

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