Current UConn Students

REACH Mentees

REACH Mentees are first year, transfer, or newly registered students who are beginning their experience at UConn and/or with the CSD.

Being a REACH Mentee will provide you with the opportunity to connect with your peers and become part of a network of support and community students with disabilities at UConn. Mentees and Mentors communicate at least weekly and will meet at least once a month.

If you are interested in applying to become a Mentee, complete the CSD REACHing Peers Mentee Application.  

 

REACH Mentors

REACH Mentors are students with disabilities who have previously identified with CSD and have experience navigating life at UConn. Most importantly, REACH Mentors are fellow students and peers who will be able to empathize with the experiences of their Mentees.

Being a REACH Mentor will provide you with the opportunity to assist a fellow students in their transition to the UConn and CSD. You will have the chance to support your peers and contribute to a network of support and community for students with disabilities at UConn. Mentors and Mentees will comminicate at least weekly and will meet at least once a month.

As a REACH Mentor, you will provide information about UConn and CSD resources, share personal experiences and advice with new students, provide updates and feedback to the REACH coordinator, and maintain the privacy and trust of your Mentee.

If you are interested in applying to become a REACH Mentor complete the CSD REACHing Peers Mentor Application.

 

Once your application is submitted, a CSD REACHing Peers program representative will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Mentors and Mentees will be matched as requests are received from Mentees and a suitable level of compatibility is established.

 

For more information about the REACHing Peers program, please email Bryanna Anderson, Assistant Director, at csdpeers@uconn.edu.