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Near Peer Program

Overview

The Near Peer Program began as a collaborative effort among the Office of Academic Advising, Retention and Diversity (AARD), the Drexel Learning Center (DLC), and the advising offices within each of the schools and colleges. The focus is to provide Drexel’s diverse freshmen population with a smooth and successful academic and social transition to the university and life in Philadelphia. The mentors build and maintain supportive relationships with their students and encourage their development through ongoing discussion and formative feedback. The mentors host various programs on campus to promote student engagement in activities that deepen and inform their continued growth and sense of community.