Program Requirements

The Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholars program requires participating students to engage in a number of program events and university courses designed to ensure a smooth transition from high school to college and promote a lifelong dedication to success. 

Orientations

  •  Family Orientation
    During this orientation students and their parents/guardians will meet the program staff and go over key program elements. Staff will also answer any questions students and their parents/guardians may have.

    *Attending this orientation is mandatory for both students and parents/guardians desiring to participate in the program.

  •  Extended Orientation
    The Extended Orientation allows students to live on campus two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester to prepare for Math, English, Writing and Reading at the collegiate level to start the academic year strong. During this time students will live in a residence hall with designated Housing & Residence Life (HRL) staff and Academic Success Partnership (ASP) staff. Students will attend Math and Writing intensive courses to prepare for the rigor of university and actively participate in structured workshops and community building activities. 

    *Attending and completing this orientation is mandatory for students desiring to participate in the program.

*Please note all incoming freshman are strongly encouraged to attend EMU’s First Three New Student Orientation.

Academic Requirements

  • Designated Courses 

    First-Year

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

    Second-Year  

    • 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.

Cohort Requirements

  • Monthly Cohort Meetings
    Scholars are required to attend monthly cohort meetings. During these monthly meetings, staff will provide students with information essential to their individual development and degree completion goals. 
  • Community Building Programs
    Scholars are required to attend community building programs. These programs are open to the campus community and provide a safe space for students of color to engage in conversation and build relationships. During this time, scholars are able to actively participate in discussions designed to educate and empower students.

Residential Requirements

All participants who select on-campus housing must live in Sellers Hall within the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholars Living-Learning Community (LLC).

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