This RISE (Race, Identity, and Social Engagement) program is a quarter-long learning experience designed for first-year, first time in college students. AAPI THRIVE is dedicated to supporting students who identify as Asian American and/or Pacific Islander (AAPI), and/or low-income. We value and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage that our students bring to campus. This special RISE cohort centers the lives of AAPI students. It will provide you with an opportunity to be a part of a multicultural community with other students who will gather regularly over spring quarter. Together we will reflect on what it means to be AAPI in higher education and socially engage one another across similar and different experiences. This experience is also designed to identify and overcome unforeseen barriers that some students face while adjusting to college and social life beyond high school. You will explore identities of self, make connections, access academic support and practice personal wellness skills in order to persist and thrive at UW Tacoma.
The cohort will be led by Associate Teaching Professor, Tanya Velasquez (email@example.com), UWT alum and first generation college graduate.
By participating in the AAPI THRIVE RISE Community, you will have access to:
* A quarterly scholarship * Social and cultural activities and outings * Skill development workshops * Group study sessions and peer mentoring opportunities *The RISE alumni network
RISE is a great program that will make your first year at UWT a memorable one and it will open doors to other opportunities that will enrich your university experience for years to come. Many of our students go on to be campus leaders and participate in other Center for Equity and Inclusion programs and community outreach.
Meeting Times and Contact Information
The RISE cohort will meet 4 times on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays starting April 11, 2023 as our orientation date from 12:00pm-1:30pm
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (253) 692 - 4549