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.