The University Multicultural Mentor Program (UMMP), provided through Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, is a valuable opportunity for first-year incoming undergraduate students to enhance their collegiate experience at the University of Florida. As they prepare to navigate the university during their first year, faculty and staff are here to assist them to begin building their professional network. Being involved in a mentoring relationship opens up the opportunity for first-year students to deepen their relationship with the University of Florida and to jump start their academic careers by gaining insight and receiving support from great mentors.
Mentors and mentees must connect once a month, either in-person or in a digital environment, whatever each of you are comfortable with.
Mentor pairs should work together to create personal, professional, and academic goals for the mentee’s first year in college, and check-in often
Mentors should provide support and encouragement where needed, and help point mentees to campus resources and involvement opportunities