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Computer Science Buddy Program Support

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Project ended on May 15, at 11:59 PM MST
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Computer Science Buddy Program

Launched this Spring by the Department of Computer Science at The University of Arizona, the Buddy Mentor Program connects first year students with Mentors to welcome them to our campus community. Mentors engage with Mentees, providing experience and guidance to prepare them for their future in our program. 

The Goals of the Buddy Mentor Program are to:

  1. Create a sense of social belonging
  2. Develop persistence and self-efficacy
  3. Provide mentees with skills to succeed both inside and outside the classroom 

One of our students says about being a Mentor, “I remember feeling overwhelmed as I started my CS journey, and I know that my experience is not uncommon. I would have benefited from having a mentor a few years ahead of me in the process, so I want to contribute in offering that guidance to the newest on this journey.” 

By supporting the Buddy Program, you become an essential piece in ensuring students have accessibility to excel in this program. With your gift today, you become an Honorary "Big" Buddy to our CS Mentor Program! 

To learn more about the Buddy Program or what's happening in the Department of Computer Science, visit

Photo from our CS Buddy Mentor's exclusive course informational session. 

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Buddy Meet-Up

Provide coffee for a student and their mentor when they meet.


New Beginnings!

Make a gift to celebrate our Buddy Program launching this year.


Pizza Party

Host a pizza party for the group during one of our monthly meet ups.



CSC110, our Introductory to Computer Programming Course taught in 'Python,' a programming language, will be taken by a majority of our mentees!



CSC210, our Software Development Course taught in the language 'Java' will not only help with software, but will provide 'Hot Java' for the Department!



CSC425 is our Computer Networking Course. Help us host a networking event with faculty, staff, students and alumni!


Sponsor a Mentor

Provide a full semester stipend for a mentor who will be spending time each week working with students to make sure they can succeed in Computer Science.

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