The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program is designed to assist incoming KSU students by matching new students with more experienced students to help transition to KSU. This program builds Mentor/Mentee relationships. Mentor and mentees are matched based on degree interests, hobbies, and overall availability. Odyssey offers opportunities for participants to socialize and to work together on community engagement projects. Mentors introduce mentees to KSU services and student organizations. Mentors help students understand and prepare for the academic and social demands of college life as well as encourage a sense of community. The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program contributes to the retention, progression, and graduation of KSU students by helping new students find the resources they need to be successful at KSU.