Priority for RISE membership is afforded to students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.75 and are facing academic challenges.

RISE Student Responsibilities

  1. Complete a minimum of six (6) academic preparation hours per week in any of the following areas:
    • RISE Study Session Hours
    • RISE Academic Programs/Workshops
    • Pitt Academic Resource centers
    • RISE Coach Meetings
    • Faculty Hours/Peer-Led Study Groups
  2. Attend RISE Forums.
  3. Attend the RISE Student Retreat, unless excused by the RISE Program Director.
  4. Register for and participate in the Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC).
  5. Become an active member of a student organization.
  6. Attend Sunday evening mentoring sessions.
  7. Attend bi-weekly meetings with RISE Coach.
  8. Meet with RISE Mentor at least once per semester and correspond with mentor at least once per month.
  9. Interview one Pitt faculty member each semester and submit the Interview a Professor Assignment.
  10. Complete the RISE End of the Semester Program Evaluations.

Book Award Incentive

When a student participant successfully completes all required program components and re-enrolls in RISE across successive academic terms, those who are eligible/active can receive up to a $250 book award per term. Eligible members of the RISE Student Advisory Board can receive up to $300 per term.

Eligibility is strictly enforced.