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Compass is a cohort-based, year-long peer mentorship program that connects incoming first-generation, lower-income, and/or undocumented/DACA (FGLI) students with trained 2nd, 3rd, 4th year student mentors. Through one-on-one meetings with a peer mentor and weekly workshops you will learn how to successfully navigate Northwestern while learning more about how the FGLI identity informs and strengthens your experiences at Northwestern.  

Compass' success is also backed by research being conducted right here at Northwestern. Check out this NU Now story featuring Compass and human development and social policy professor Mesmin Destin.

Interested in hearing previous mentors and mentees experience with Compass? Check out the video below.



Join Compass 

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2027! Navigating Northwestern is always easier with support. More information about joining Compass will be available in September. Please complete this interest form to be notified when the application opens and receive more information .


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