Together we STRIVE to thrive!

STRIVE provides personal support, assistance, and social guidance to Rensselaer’s underrepresented students through activities and interactions with their classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni.

In collaboration with Rensselaer's chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, STRIVE connects first-year students with upper-class mentors.

Do you want to STRIVE with us?

If you are a returning student who is interested in being a mentor, or if you are an incoming first-year student who would like a mentor, contact:


Program Goals

  • Mentorship for underrepresented first-year and transfer students
  • Personal and professional enrichment opportunities
  • ​Referral and connections to academic support services
  • Development of a network of support
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