One component of Rites Of Passage, ROP, is our peer mentoring program that aims to connect with every incoming freshman at CSU who identifies as or with the Black/African American Culture. While you may have plenty of friends coming into CSU, chances are they know as much about the campus as you do. Having someone who is always there to have your back and get you connected to the resources you need can prove to be extremely beneficial in both the short and long terms. Through the ROP program, every freshman gets a mentor, an upperclassman, who has experienced some of the obstacles you may encounter throughout your career at CSU. This will be a person you can virtually go to about anything from troubles with a class, how to deal with a professor, schedule advice, events to attend, how to get a tutor, who to talk to about financial aid and even personal matters is you so choose.