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College students who engage in first-year programs such as peer mentorship are correlated with higher achievement. Peer mentorship can also have a significant impact on students' feelings of belonging to their campus community. This mixed-methods study will provide a comprehensive assessment of a Class Leader (CL) program. Data will include first-semester outcomes (i.e., first-term GPA; retention) for all students (N ~ 1850) and first-generation students as compared to non-participants, survey responses (n ~ 471) about students' experiences with CLs and perceptions related to the program, and focus group data from students, CLs, and instructors at the end of the semester.

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