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RISE scholars program is for incoming first-year students of color who want to explore their identity, build community, and develop skills for academic success.  We want to ensure students have a transformational experience at the University of Washington Tacoma. This program was created for students to build relationships and foster a positive learning community at UWT. Through a series of engaging workshops you will cultivate these student success skills.

RISE Includes:

  • Group Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Literacy Fair 
  • Engaging series of workshops 
  • Career Exploration
  • Building relationships 

Program Benefits:  

  • Group mentoring (with faculty, staff, and other students)
  • Community Engagement
  • Exploring Identities 
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Exploration
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Networking opportunities
  • Team-building
  • Building a sense of belonging & community
  • Exclusive access to the Center for Equity and Inclusion


  • Applications Due: October 18, 2019 at 5:00pm
  • Orientation: October 24, 2019 at 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Program Meetings: 3x a quarter
  • End of Year Celebration: Date TBA   

RISE program is gearded towards students of color, but it is open to all University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty, and staff who is interested in supporting and increasing a racially diverse population on campus. 

Our events, services, and program are all free for RISE scholars through the CEI.