UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Student Handbook

Aspire

Aspire Program

Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
inclusion@uwrf.edu
Phone: 715-425-3300
Toll-Free: 1-877-258-6647
M - F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
170 University Center

Mission

UW-River Falls is deeply committed to supporting a learning and living environment in which all students, faculty, staff and community members are welcomed and respected. This commitment is reflected in one of our university's core values:

INCLUSIVENESS. We commit to a community of mutual respect, professional behavior, academic freedom and appreciation of individual differences and rich cultural diversity.

The Aspire Program is designed for students of color, and/or low income and first-generation students, to ensure their continuing success at UWRF. The program will pair incoming students with an upper-class mentor to help guide them through their first year.

To Apply

The Aspire Program is designed to help first-year student's transition to and find support and success in the UWRF community. To be eligible to participate in the program, students must meet one of the three requirements:

  1. Identify as low-income (defined as those who are eligible to receive Pell Grants)
  2. Identify as a first-generation student (meaning you are the first in your family to go to college)
  3. Identify as an individual from a multicultural background

Jannie Gonzales, Aspire Grant coordinator, at jannie.gonzales@uwrf.edu

Director Martin Olague at martin.olague@uwrf.edu or at 715-425-3300.