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Eligibility & Recruitment

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or better, potential for leadership, and commitment to service activities
  • First-semester freshmen are identified by their achievements in these areas and evaluated on campus involvement during their first semester at Marist
  • Second-semester freshmen are contacted and then invited to join
  • Upperclassmen are eligible, and may be invited by the Dean on a rolling basis
  • Program is coordinated by the Graduate School and Fellowship Advisor
  • Final selections are made by the Deans and the Academic Vice President

The Benefits

The Deans play a special role for members of the Deans’ Circle:

  • Advise their students directly or select an advisor appropriate to the student’s curriculum
  • Build relationships with students through individual meetings and special events
  • Identify possibilities for research or extra curricular activities and connect students with mentors

The Graduate School and Fellowship Advisor serves as coordinator for the Deans’ Circle program:

  • Liaison to faculty and administrators
  • Facilitates application process for fellowships/scholarships
  • Helps to identify opportunities and provide resources through workshops and information sessions
  • Develops programs and events