This new mentoring program will include all academic programs at IU Fort Wayne and will consist of multiple group mentoring events designed to break down social barriers, build peer-to-peer mentor relationships, and provide group bonding within the pre-major student bodies. Mentees in the program will connect with others in their desired major and be mentored by third- and fourth-year students and recent graduates of the major. Group mentoring events will lead to more personal one-on-one mentoring relationships that will last throughout students’ academic careers and beyond. Additionally, upper-level mentors will learn important leadership skills that will benefit them greatly. Overall benefits include increased GPAs, increased acceptance rates into academic programs, and improved retention and graduation rates.