The Trailhead


Experienced Peers Initiating Connections

Each incoming student is paired with an Experienced Peers Initiating Connections (EPIC) Mentor to guide you through summer and your first year at Western. These students are upperclassmen who are empowered to provide you with the resources you need to connect with campus and community in Gunnison. Once you’re off and running, your EPIC Mentor will be there to answer any questions that you have and connect you with the resources and advocacy necessary for success.

Tip! Be on the lookout for important messages from your EPIC Mentor throughout summer and your first year of school. Take full advantage of their experience and knowledge, and use them as a resource for any questions you have. They are here to help you become organized and prepared prior to your fall arrival for Orientation Week!

Become a Mentor

Interested in becoming an EPIC Mentor? Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now closed. Applications for 2021-22 will open up in November 2021.

Meet the EPIC Mentors