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Your Road
To Success

If it feels bumpy, we can help.

We all get knocked down. Let us help you get back up again. Our peer mentors can guide you through challenges. After all, they've been there too. Anxiety about living away from home for the first time? Financial struggles? Racial tension on campus?  Reach out to us for help.  You belong at UWGB and BIPOC R.I.S.E. wants to help your thrive!

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Three BIPOC mentors hold welcome sign.
Three multicultural female students having a conversation

Meet The Mentors

Learn about our mentors who help you flourish at UW-Green Bay.

Why Get A Mentor
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Overcome Obstacles

Explore how our events can help you on your journey to success. Failure isn't the end. It's the journey.

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Black student and multicultural program director Mai Lo Lee.

Collect $400 & More

Explore the many benefits of BIPOC R.I.S.E. Even get a scholarship of $400.

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Our Mission

The mission of this program is to provide BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and multicultural students) with academic, emotional, psychosocial, relational and professional support. This is achieved through engagement with academic, peer, community and professional mentors who desire to be in long term, ongoing relationships with BIPOC students.
BIPOC R.I.S.E. was founded in Fall 2020 by a professor and an undergraduate student, Dr. Christine Smith and Hanette Kamanda.  Our goal is for students of color to develop a sense of belonging and thrive at UWGB.  

Christine Smith, Co-founder of BIPOC R.I.S.E.
Christine Smith


Nadia Zaatrah

Intern/Teaching Assistant

Board of Advisors
  • Sawa Senzaki 
  • Mary Gibochi 
  • Vallari Chandra  
  • Tracy Hernandez Rysavy 
  • Cindy Johnson 
  • Miriam Brabham 
  • Mai Lo Lee 
  • Francis Akopo 
  • J.P. Leary 
  • Alan Chu 
  • Mussie Teclizion 
  • Forest Brooks 
  • Crystal Lepscier 
  • Valerie Pilamier Murranus
  • Stacie Christian