The prePAIR (Preparation and Integration Reimagined) Program, under the Office of Inclusive Excellence, is a peer mentor program designed to support the successful transition, engagement, and persistence for historically marginalized communities, such as Asian/Pacific Islander, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Multiracial students; students within the LGBTQ+ community; and/or students who are first in their families to attend college.
Here are some ways being a part of prePAIR Program can help you:
prePAIR U - Being a part of the prePAIR program gives students a chance to participate in prePAIR U. prePAIR U is a program that will allow first-year students to move onto campus early and get acclimated to the college, before other first-year students arrive! Our team will have a schedule of activities planned to integrate students to the Bradley and Peoria community.
Academic and Career Advising - The prePAIR Program provides students with intensive academic and career counseling services to better assist with choosing classes and setting career goals.
Funding Opportunities to Attend State and National Professional Conferences - Students will have the opportunity to attend conferences that will give students exposure to a variety of academic, research and career-related workshops.
Educational Workshops - Students will have the opportunity to participate in an array of activities to further cultivate their interest in their career fields.
Assist in Graduate/Professional School Application Process - Participants of the prePAIR Program benefit from one-on-one graduate/professional counseling through the application process.
Internship and Research Opportunities - The prePAIR Program provides an opportunity for students to gain career and research experience in their chosen field of study.
That's not all — We also provide individualized help in the form of one-on-one scheduled meetings with a dedicated Office of Inclusive Excellence staff advisor. First year students will also receive a Peer Mentor to assist them with their transition to Bradley University.
Who is eligible for the prePAIR program?
Incoming first-year student
Demonstrate the academic and personal potential needed to succeed in a competitive college program
Must be enrolled in EHS 120 for the fall semester
Students must submit an application if interested in joining the program
Students must attend one of the required Summer information sessions - dates will be announced early June and communicated by the Bradley Admissions Office.
prePAIR students are selected for the program at the time of admission and join a cohort of approximately 30 fellow student social and academic leaders. The first year experience includes:
prePAIR U - Students will also participate in an intense, competitive and fun week of preparation that will ensure that they’re ready to excel while at Bradley!
Seminar Success - All prePAIR students are enrolled in a fall seminar (EHS 120) where through interactive discussions and class activities, students explore contemporary social issues; examine topics concerning academic, personal, and physical well-being; become familiar with University policies and resources; and develop greater appreciation for diversity.
Career Prep - prePAIR students will meet with professionals from the career center that will help them establish a plan for success beyond college
Sophomore through Senior Year
As prePAIR students progress through their collegiate journey, they will continue to engage as a cohort, deepening their commitment to our values through regularly scheduled cohort meetings, continued civic engagement across local communities, and leadership development opportunities within and outside of the prePAIR program.