Founded on the idea that mentorship is a key component of collegiality and success, the RWU chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students facilitates a mentor program to address the needs of the freshmen class. The program connects each freshman architecture student to students of all different grade levels. The mentors are primarily a friend and resource in the school of architecture. Secondly, the mentors aid the students with technical skills and advice on their projects. Thirdly, the mentors act as a resource advising them on their educational experience as they learn how to navigate through architecture school. Studies show that students who foster a good relationship between them and a mentor have a much higher success rate.