The REACH (Retain, Engage, Aspire, Connect, Help) Peer Mentoring program is designed to assist participants in successfully transitioning to life as a Ball State student. The program will help participants adjust to the academic, social, personal and professional challenges experienced by first year students. The program serves first year students with a focus on Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino/Latina students as mentees.

Program Goals

  • To connect first year students to a upper-class mentor who will help guide them through the transition to life at Ball State University
  • To create intentional interactions with mentors, faculty, staff and alumni who encourage and support mentees through their unique cultural journey through college
  • To connect mentees to academic and personal resources to help them successfully navigate university systems and processes
  • To successfully retain and graduate mentees through four years at Ball State University