Compass

Compass Peer Mentor Program Overview 

Compass is a year-long mentorship program that connects first-year students with upperclass mentors. Through one-on-one meetings, social events, and workshops, students learn how to successfully navigate the Northwestern experience while developing strong relationships that will continue throughout their four years and beyond. Peer Mentors will be matched with three to four first-year mentees. 

To learn more, Check out this interview between a mentor and his mentee!

Compass meets weekly as a large group cohort with mentors and mentees meet individually every other week. All incoming students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income are invited to apply. 

Compass was showcased in Northwestern Now, check it out!

2019-2020 Mentor Application Now Open! 

Meet the 2018-2019 Compass Mentors! 

Being a mentor is a unique, rewarding paid opportunity. Mentors will work with 3-5 first-year students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income. In addition to mentorship, mentors will create and lead weekly workshops and weekend activities. A mentor's main objective is to assist their mentees as they navigate Northwestern, seek out resources, and find community. The ideal mentor is passionate about helping others, vulnerable and candid about their NU experiences, and has the capacity to prioritize their role as a Compass mentor.

More information + application available here! Applications due April 2, 2019!