REACHing Peers Program

REACHing Peers Program
(Resources in Education and Advocacy for Current Huskies)

What is the CSD REACHing Peers Program

CSD REACHing Peers is a three-fold peer mentoring program that consists of:

  1. Opportunities for prospective students to connect with current UConn CSD students,
  2. Mentor-Mentee relationships amongst current UConn students registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities, and
  3. Linking current UConn students with a network of CSD alumni for career preparation


Goals of CSD REACHing Peers

  • Create a network of peers to aid in the transition to UConn
  • Provide students with a greater sense of support and community in their journey at UConn
  • Promote empowerment, engagement, and self-advocacy through peers supporting peers
  • Allow experienced students registered with the CSD to assist incoming students through similar experiences such as requesting accommodation letters, adjusting to life in residence halls, navigating the exam process, or working with faculty