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Reach your goals

The THRIVE program is about unlocking your unlimited potential, in college and beyond. Join other students with similar experiences and a commitment to their dreams, supported by staff who can guide you and student mentors who have been down this path before. You will find resources and knowledge that will help you realize everything that college has to offer.


THRIVE starts with a unique Bridge week experience just for students in our program. During this time, we get to know each other, get a head start on the semester, and begin the college journey together.

First-year courses

THRIVE students take a class together throughout the first year, where you will learn more about yourself and your own unique journey, through college and beyond.

Peer mentoring

Each new student is paired with an experienced student who has participated in the program and has been successful in college. Start your journey with someone who has been down the road ahead of you and can help you achieve your goals by providing resources and encouragement.

Success coaching

Receive individual guidance and support from an experienced and certified success coach, who can help you navigate the new landscape of college and your new life as a college student.

Engagement beyond the classroom

THRIVE is a learning community that extends beyond the classroom, where students take the lead in hands-on learning guided by their own inquiries. Expand your college experience with the support of your THRIVE peers.

Residence-based learning community*

Have priority access to campus housing, live near your THRIVE peers in the first year of college, and experience additional events and activities.

*You are not required to live on campus to participate in the THRIVE program.

We Thrive

Contact us

815 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-5803

Know someone who is eligible? Refer a student to Thrive.


This program is made possible by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and IUPUI.

*The amount of financial aid offered to each student will vary and is determined by financial need and other information provided on your FAFSA.