BE ME: Being Equipped for My Excellence

BE ME cohort group photo in front of a lake. Group is smiling and wearing life jackets and holding paddles.

We will embrace our college values of diversity and inclusion; integrity; excellence; joy; curiosity, creativity and innovation during the BE ME program! Activities planned include cohort team-building, leadership development, connection with upperclassmen, faculty, staff, preceptors, pharmacists and underserved and rural communities, and a capstone project.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the purpose of the BE ME program?

  • College of Pharmacy
  • To support student thriving in terms of academic success, professional engagement, leadership development, and professional identity formation
  • To build a tight-knit community of students to support each other as they begin their pharmacy education
  • To foster student well-being and sense of purpose
  • To increase student retention

What kind of activities are a part of the BE ME program?

The BE ME program consists of a two-week immersion kick off as well as every other month programming and a capstone project. Activities may include breakout room, team building, discussions on creating safe spaces and setting boundaries, developing relationships, introductions to faculty/staff, community service projects, self-care, leadership activities, career exploration, identity formation, well-being, and much, much more. 

What can I expect as a part of the BE ME program?

You can expect to have fun and grow while building a supportive community with other first year students from underrepresented backgrounds. You will be asked to demonstrate vulnerability while truly embracing what it means to BE ME.

What are the benefits of participating in the BE ME program?

  • Development of community and sense of belonging within the PharmD program
  • Leadership development
  • Connection with pharmacists in the community
  • Connection with upper level students
  • Connection with faculty and staff
  • Stipend to offset food and lodging expenses during immersion kick-off

What is the time commitment?

Commitment to attend the 2 week immersion kick-off taking place daily Monday through Friday on campus two weeks prior to orientation and every other month programming throughout the academic year.


"Thanks to everyone who made this program possible and made our experiences immersive and fun in this program. I feel more ready than ever to start pharmacy school!"

BE ME student

“I loved how it allowed students to release anxieties before starting class and get the help they need before the stress of classes start.”

BE ME student

“I liked how informative and immersive the program was. We had some amazing ambassadors who served as mentors and gave us really good tips for first year in pharmacy school.”

BE ME student