Recognizing Each Other's Ability to Conquer the Hill (REACH) is the peer mentoring program, which is coordinated by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Consistent with the best practices in the area of underrepresented peer mentoring programs, REACH recognizes the need to assist first-year and second-year students in adjusting academically, emotionally and socially to campus life.

The overall goal of the program is to retain targeted, underrepresented student populations by providing them with support and guidance from mentors, who are able to offer support, insight, and positive reinforcement to help better foster success.

To achieve this goal, REACH has two components: the initial mentoring program and the REACH Tutorial program.


Enrollment in REACH is open to underrepresented first-year and second-year students, including the following: students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation and/or lower-income students, students with disabilities, and others. 

Unlike KEEP, enrollment in REACH is available once students arrive on campus, and more information about how to become connected to the program is available from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Get in touch

The 2022-23 student coordinators are Talisha Ward '23 and Lee Nah '25. If you're interested in participating in REACH or have questions, please contact Sasha Fanny-Holston at You may also contact student coordinators via the REACH email account,

Sasha Pauline Fanny-Holston

Assistant Director, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Email Address
Allen House 214 N. Acland Street