Program Details

“The culture of DRAFT is created by the students of DRAFT. It’s yours and it’s up to you. You built something powerful, something new, something beautiful together this week. Now you know what you can create with others when you join together in this spirit. Be ready and keep building.”

DRAFT is offered free of charge to invited students. There are a limited number of spots for each year’s cohort, and spots are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Students are accepted for the program until we have reached capacity.


DRAFT consists of these components:
  1. On Campus component. Students stay on Southwestern’s campus for a week during the summer (June 23-28). Students will participate in daily activities and exercises that provide immersive learning experiences. Additionally students  will attend social events on campus and around Georgetown. There are numerous opportunities for DRAFT students to meet with Southwestern students and faculty.
  2.  Online component. The on-campus experience is followed by a four week online portion. Students will write short essays each week. 
  3. Academic year component. Dr. Erin Crockett and Dr. Shannon Mariotti will be your official academic advisors for your first semester at SU. Students, Dr. Crockett and Dr. Mariotti will continue to meet each month for DRAFT group advising sessions where students continue to learn about the resources SU has to offer, where you will continue to develop community with your cohort, and where you will continue to work closely with us as faculty mentors.

Upon the successful completion of DRAFT, students will keep their Chromebooks.



Questions regarding the DRAFT program can be directed to the following faculty:

Dr. Erin Crockett
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Shannon Mariotti
Professor of Political Science