COMM-Unity Project

A peer mentor program to help all students thrive

Previous research - including projects by our own faculty - has documented that first-generation college students and students from other backgrounds that are historically underrepresented on college campuses, often benefit from learning communities. Such communities provide platforms to share tacit knowledge, reduce barriers, and create earlier and more equitable access to resources. Putting that research into action, the Communication Department recently developed and implemented an undergraduate peer mentor program to help all students thrive.