Project REACH

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    "Project REACH’s staff members will help you overcome any obstacle with strength and courage."
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    "Project REACH has assisted me in ways I never would have thought possible.
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    "Project REACH has been there for me whenever I needed help with school work, whether it was with an essay or a resume."
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    "Project REACH has helped me realize not only what I am capable of as a student, but also as a member of society."
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Project REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Achievement, Commitment, and Honor), a Student Support Services Program, receives 100 percent of its budget from the federal TRIO grant program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and awarded to educational institutions by the U.S. Department of Education. The 2013-2014 budget is $279,093.

The Program, which has been at Cazenovia since 1986, provides eligible students with specialized academic assistance, academic advisement, career development services, and advocacy.  Peer mentors assist new participants with the college transition.  They are role models who provide academic, social, and emotional support.

The program also offers students opportunities to participate in free cultural and other special events, such as trips to plays, museums, conferences, lectures and symposiums. Our goals include: maintaining students’ good academic standing, enhancing retention and graduation rates, and fostering a supportive climate for all students.

TRIO student support services

Benefits and Services

Academic Advising and Counseling
  • Choosing appropriate courses
  • Adding or dropping courses
  • Developing mid-term action plans
  • Monitoring progress
Career Development Services
  • Career exploration
  • Job search skill development
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Financial/economic literacy guidance
  • Scholarship searches
Academic Assistance
  • Professional and peer tutorial services
  • Workshops focusing on a variety of topics
  • Improving study skills
  • Developing effective test-taking strategies
Cultural/Educational Events
  • Free trips to plays, musicals, and concerts
  • Guest speakers and special lectures
  • Tours of museums and historic sites
  • Student conferences and symposiums
Leadership Opportunities
  • Paid student leadership positions
  • Assist students in removing barriers to academic success


Qualifications are determined by Federal guidelines. Students, however, must demonstrate a need for one or more of the program's services. The College looks at a number of factors in determining this need including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Past high school performance
  • Scores on Scholastic Aptitude Tests and/or college placement exams
  • Student's admission status
  • Evidence of a physical or learning disability
  • Referral by other College administrators
  • Family income
Download the Project REACH Eligibility Form for the 2015-2016 Academic Year (pdf).

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Cazenovia College
Project REACH
Box 5057
Cazenovia, NY 13035
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