Campus Community Health • HEERF I, II & III

Intercultural Affairs

R.A.C.E. - Reaching Achievement and Committed to Excellence

The Intercultural Affairs peer mentoring program exists to assist first-time students from underrepresented ethnic populations with their transition to life at Tennessee Tech University. The program is designed to provide social and intellectual support for students in an effort to help them become positively involved academically, culturally and socially as part of the Tennessee Tech community.

Why the R.A.C.E. Program?

The R.A.C.E. Program is a great way to get connected to Tennessee Tech and the community and to meet new friends! The program provides an opportunity for incoming students (mentees) to connect with their peers and upperclassmen who will serve as their mentors.

The mentors go through several trainings once selected and will aid new students with their transition (academically, socially and personally) from high school to Tennessee Tech. Mentors will meet with their mentees at least once a week or for a planned activity such as study sessions, bowling, going to eat, attending campus or community events, shopping, playing sports or going to church. This program and similar programs significantly help with student retention and success.

What Does the Program Offer?

  • Sneak Peak Week
  • R.A.C.E. Nights
  • Study Nights
  • Freshman Year Experience Course
  • Academic, Professional, Social Programs with mentors and campus or community partners
  • Opportunity to be a mentor as an upperclassman

Additional Information

R.A.C.E. Mentee »

Follow the link below for more information on the R.A.C.E. Program and how to apply to be a R.A.C.E. Mentee (incoming freshmen)! The RACE Mentee Application will open in late fall semester 2022 and the  deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023 (Applications are now available for incoming freshmen to apply!).

2023-2024 RACE Mentee Application

RACE Program Brochure

R.A.C.E. Mentor »

Follow the link below for more information on the R.A.C.E. Program and how to apply to be a RACE Mentor! Applications are now available for 2023-2024 academic year.

RACE Mentor Application 2023-2024 (Deadline: march 1, 2023)
RACE Mentor Reference Evaluation (Due March 6, 2023)

Race Program Information


Current Tech or transfer Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: we want you to stay connected or get connected with the R.A.C.E. Program by Getting involved in R.A.C.E. PLUS (Reaching Achievement & Committed to Excellence Program: Professionalism and Leadership for Undergraduate Student Success). Follow the link below for more information on how to get involved!

Apply now to participate in RACE PLUS for 2023-24 year! (Transfer students and current Tech students)

2023-2024 RACE PLUS Application


Past R.A.C.E. Mentors

2019-20 Students  RACE1819 Mentors 
R.A.C.E. 2018 - 2019 Mentors

RACE Program 201819     
R.A.C.E. Program 2018 - 2019