ASA is here to help you navigate the UA. You can find a mentor, ask any question you need to, or make sure you are getting all the need to know information about the University of Arizona. Explore our programs to see what could help you be as successful as possible at The University of Arizona!
The Arizona Assurance Scholars Program provides academic, financial and social support for low-income Arizona residents as a way to ensure success, retention and graduation from the University of Arizona. The mission is achieved through first year transition programming, mentoring, leadership, career development, and graduate/professional school preparation.
The Arizona Mentors program pairs University of Arizona students with faculty and staff members. Mentors are paired with their mentees at the beginning of the school year based on common interests and/or academic discipline.
ASA Peer Mentoring is a free program that connects UA students with student leaders that understand the challenges of college life. Our peer mentors are trained to support students at various points in their academic career: from their transition to college, as they navigate academic and personal options, and as they plan for their futures after graduation.
The Pathway to Academic Student Success (PASS) Probation Program provides students in need of academic assistance with peer advising, workshops, individualized plans, and continuous support to improve students’ persistence towards graduation.
SOS was created to help students find answers and connections on campus. Student can reach out to SOS with any question about any topic and SOS will find them the answer or the appropriate campus resource. Students, families, UA staff faculty or community members can reach out to SOS by text, email, phone, live chat or walk-in and visit.
Wildcat Academy is an innovative program for first year students. The program provides students with a roadmap to college success. Structured programming and an individually tailored schedule will ease the transition to the University of Arizona.
Wildcat Connections (our digital weekly newsletter) was read weekly by over 7,800 students (a mix of students participating in ASA first year programs, ASA employees and first year students living off campus). We have a weekly curriculum which highlights important dates & deadlines, what’s happening on campus, campus resources, blogs about the student experience and Wildcat Wisdom.
Additionally we hire a number of students to serve as peer mentors during the year. You will be able to find information here on those posting or you can contact staff directly about interest in working with their program.