SAGE Program

STEM Advancement through Group Engagement (SAGE) at Duke University is an opportunity for undergraduate students in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Math, and Physics to work in a small group setting in weekly study sessions. Led by specially trained SAGE Peer Facilitators, groups engage in weekly activities that are closely correlated with each course. SAGE helps students learn how to study in specific STEM courses, provides extra support for the challenging material, and fosters a collaborative and proactive community of learners.

Learn more about how SAGE works, as well as the benefits and outcomes of being a SAGE participant.

How To Join SAGE

icon hand choosing star1. Log into Penji

Access Penji with your Duke email to sign up for group tutorials.
You may need to choose Learn then choose SAGE the first time you log in. 

icon signup form2. Sign Up for a learning community

  • Choose Sign Up
  • Click Join a SAGE Group
  • Choose your class. If you don't see it, choose Edit your classes  and search for your class.
  • Sign up for a SAGE group. If your class is not available, you can join the waitlist or check back later to see if it has opened up. SAGE groups begin when drop/add ends and registration will typically be available when classes begin.


icon email opening3. Connect with your Facilitator

You will receive a confirmation email listing your assigned SAGE learning community, facilitator's name, and location.


icon group connecting4. Meet with your learning community

Meet with your peer facilitator and group at the designated time.


SAGE begins after Drop/Add period and ends on the last day of classes.

SAGE is not offered during breaks.

SAGE Courses

Note: SAGE is not yet open for all courses below. You will receive an email when SAGE has opened for the class you are in.


    Bio 201
    Bio 202
    Bio 203 (Spring Only)
    Biochem 301


    Chem 99 (Fall Only)
    Chem 101
    Chem 201-001
    Chem 201-002
    Chem 202
    Chem 210


    CompSci 101
    CompSci 201


    Econ 201


    Math 105 (Fall Only)
    Math 106 (Spring Only)
    Math 111
    Math 112 (Spring Only)
    Math 122 (Fall Only)
    Math 218-1
    Math 218-2
    Math 219
    Math 221
    Math 353


    Physics 141
    Physics 142
    Physics 151 (Spring Only)
    Physics 152 (Fall Only)