The Connect  program fosters connections and helps students feel engaged with the University and their academic goals through an intimate, personalized network. 

Each Connect network pairs faculty volunteers with a small group, three-five students, who meet at least five-six times a semester, beginning in Fall 2020.

A network can be based on disciplinary expertise, avocational interests, or just curiosity. Meetings can be in-person or virtual, over coffee, lunch, a book club or movie night, or a mix. 

Learn how to join a network by selecting a button below. 


Feeling lonely and disengaged this semester? Sign-up to join a small group of your peers and a faculty member to talk through shared experiences. 

Follow these simple steps to get started: 

 Log into SAGE

  1. Once on your Success Network homepage, scroll to the center of the page where you will see “Your Services.” The first option is “Connect Network,” click on this to join a Connect network.
  2. After opening the service, you will see a list of faculty members who have so far signed up to host a Connect Network. If you click on their name, you will be taken to a short bio about them. Feel free to read about each faculty member to see who you feel would be a good match! If you don’t find a match today, continue to check back as faculty are continuing to sign up for Connect.
  3. Once you have found a faculty member you want to reach out to, click on the three dots next to their name and select “email” to reach out to them and tell them that you are interested in joining their network!

 If you run into any technical difficulties with this process, please feel free to reach out to SAGE Support via email at for assistance. 

Meet with a small group of students 5-6 times a semester to foster connections and provide guidance to help them connect with the university. 

Reimbursement up to $25, per student, per meeting, is available through the Office of Instruction. 

If you are ready to volunteer today, click here to complete a brief Qualtrics form.