REACH Mentees are first year or transfer students beginning their college career at UConn who recently registered with the CSD.
Being a REACH Mentee will provide you with the opportunity to connect with your peers and foster a network of support and community for yourself and other students with disabilities at UConn. You and your Mentor will meet at least once a month, but are encouraged to keep in contact more frequently making the most of your experience.
If you are interested in applying to become a Mentee, complete the CSD REACHing Peers Mentee Application. Applications are also available in the Center for Students with Disabilities (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204).
REACH Mentors are students with disabilities who have previously registered with CSD and have experience navigating life at UConn. Most importantly, REACH Mentors are fellow students and peers who will be able to relate to the experiences of their Mentees.
Being a REACH Mentor will provide you with the opportunity to assist a fellow UConn student in their transition to the University and CSD. You will have the chance to support your peers and help create a network of support and community for yourself and other students with disabilities at UConn. You and your mentor will meet at least once a month, but are encouraged to keep in contact more frequently in order to best support your Mentee.
As a REACH Mentor, you are expected to provide information about UConn and CSD resources to new or future UConn students, share personal experiences and advice with new students, communicate with CSD staff members as needed regarding any referrals and questions, and maintain privacy and rapport with your Mentee.
If you are interested in applying to become a REACH Mentor complete the CSD REACHing Peers Mentor Application. Applications are also available in the Center for Students with Disabilities (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204).
Once your application is submitted, a CSD REACHing Peers program representative will contact you to discuss the next steps.
Mentors 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.