Faculty Fellows

Welcome to the Purdue University Faculty Fellow Program. The Faculty Fellow Program takes an inspired approach to facilitate informal interaction between students living in University Residences and Purdue faculty and staff outside of the classroom. We hope you will consider this opportunity to become more involved with Purdue students.

Overall Objective

The Faculty Fellow Program promotes a personalized experience for students by association with faculty and staff on an informal basis outside the classroom and office.  The program offsets the degree of depersonalization, which is inherent in any institution, satisfies the needs of students for individual time and attention, and promotes student awareness of the opportunity for intellectual, social, cultural, and personal growth.

Faculty Fellows come from all walks of the University: vice-presidents, deans, department heads, administrators, faculty and staff.  Acting upon reviews and recommendations by the residence hall students and Residential Life staff, the Director of Residential Life appoints Faculty Fellows to a particular residence hall on an annual renewal basis.  A Senior Faculty Fellow is chosen for each hall to help coordinate the hall's program.

Program Goals

  • To develop meaningful relationships among faculty, staff, and students.
  • To promote residents’ leadership development and encourage their integration into the Purdue community by acting as a model and resource for both on-campus and off-campus information.
  • To advise, support, and encourage resident assistants and other student leaders.

Get Involved!

Are you an administrative salary-exempt faculty or staff member (non-hourly) interested in learning more about the Faculty Fellow Program? Go to the About The Program to see what it's all about.
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