Reach Out Program Description

REACH OUT is comprised of select TAS students that are trained to become mentors/buddies to incoming new students. In order to join REACH OUT, TAS students are nominated by faculty and counselors based on interpersonal sensitivity and leadership potential. Once selected, REACH OUT training equips our students with active listening skills, empathetic understanding for their peers, and awareness of the relationship cycle with new students.

Every year, REACH OUT buddies work closely with new students and with the counseling office with the goal to provide a smooth and welcoming transition to the TAS community. Buddies keep in contact with the new students throughout the semester, sending out emails, inviting them to the social events, and answering any questions they might have along the way.