History

A Brief History of HSSP

Mary Markley Hall (HSSP home for 2011-2012)

Mary Markley Hall (HSSP home for 2011-2012)

HSSP began in 2001 as a collaborative effort between LSA, University Housing, and the University of Michigan's health schools. Starting with a mere sixty students, HSSP was originally housed in Mary Markley Hall before moving to Alice Lloyd Hall in 2002. In that same year, HSSP was pleased to be the first (and only) Michigan Learning Community to offer in-house academic advising for program members. In 2003, twelve second-year members returned as the first cohort of sophomore Peer Advisors (PAs). Since 2003, all HSSP Resident Advisors (RAs) have been "HSSPers" who have dedicated themselves to the success and growth of HSSP members.  HSSP is now home to about 160 program students, with approximately 120 of them first-year members.

For more on HSSP's early years, see our cover story in Medicine at Michigan (2003).

In 2012, HSSP re-located to the newly renovated  Couzens Hall.