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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 

The Compass Cohort 8 sign-up is officially open! The form will close Wednesday, September 28th.  Spots are limited – the Compass team will follow up with the next steps once your form is submitted. 

The official start to Compass is Friday, September 30th , 2:30-6:30 pm. Dinner will be provided. 


For questions or more information about the Compass please contact: