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Project C.A.R.E.

Project C.A.R.E. is a combination of programs seeking to improve the academic performance and retention of Western Carolina University's African-American student population. The program introduces African-American freshman and transfer students to student leaders who serve as peer counselors helping them to adjust to college life socially, culturally, and academically.

The components of Project C.A.R.E. are:

  • A fall retreat for African-American first-time freshmen and transfer students
  • A college orientation course for entering freshmen: LEAD 155: Project C.A.R.E, which is incorporated into Western PEAKS
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Special programs for student athletes
  • Community building
  • Mid-term academic grade monitoring

For more information on Project C.A.R.E., please contact the Department of Intercultural Affairs or click on the side tabs!

Interested in being a Project C.A.R.E. Leader?  Download the application here, and return it to or in person to Intercultural Affairs, UC 227.

Click here to download the Project C.A.R.E. Retreat interest form. Please email completed forms to


Project CARE 2013


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