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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 virtual one-on-one meetings, events, and workshops, students learn how to successfully navigate Northwestern while learning more about how the FGLI identity informs and strengthens their 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 

Class of 2024! We are excited you are interested in joining Compass Cohort 6. Navigating Northwestern is always easier with support. Check out the commitments and how to apply below. 


*Time for the Kick Off and day/time of the weekly workshops will be decided by the mentees' fall schedule. 


Compass Cohort 6 application is now open!  Applications are due Sunday, September 27th. We will The communicate decisions by Wednesday, September 30th.