Our Mission

Thrive Center’s mission is to advance a community where students successfully navigate through, excel in, and graduate from the University of Arizona prepared for life after college.

Thrive Center's work is focused on three distinct areas related to student persistence and degree attainment:


Building community for students historically underrepresented on college campuses, are from low-income households, and/or are first-generation college students.


Collaborating across campus to serve students.


Centering students' wellness in and outside of the classroom.

Our Guiding Strategies:

  • Put student needs first
  • Offer direct student support
  • Promote a culture of student success
  • Partner for academic and personal success
  • Proactive and early outreach
  • Set clear paths to degree completion
  • Advance educational equity
  • Encourage scholarly leadership