RISE Peer Mentoring Program


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Here at Cal State LA, we understand that starting your journey at a new college can be intimidating. 

The RISE Peer Mentoring Program (Retention through Interpersonal Student Engagement) is here to help! We pair continuing students with new students to help them successfully settle into their home away from home.

RISE aims to positively impact the experience of Black students and their allies at Cal State LA who are either first-time freshmen or transfer students during their first year.

Become a mentee!

Complete the mentee application

Become a mentor!

Complete the mentor application

"The mentor to mentee relationship is a foundational bond that is meant to be built into a long-lasting friendship." — Cortney Griffin, RISE mentee.

"Level up your academic life with RISE! Join RISE and level up your campus life! Join RISE and pursue your best academic life. The pursuit of academic excellence begins when you RISE!" — Kenneth Bishop, RISE mentor.

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