Become a Faculty/Staff Mentor

The University Multicultural Mentor Program (UMMP) provides an opportunity for incoming students from diverse backgrounds to be mentored by a full-time faculty or staff member who supports and guides their transition to the University of Florida.

In the program, one first-year undergraduate student is assigned to a full-time faculty or staff member, and we ask that the faculty or staff member make a serious effort to carry out this assignment by scheduling monthly meetings with the student throughout the academic year. The mentoring time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per month, each month throughout the academic year.

Participants in the program agree this kind of interaction is positive and productive, and assists greatly in making this large university more personal for students, especially our historically underrepresented students. We are looking for supportive faculty and staff members from various areas of discipline, expertise, backgrounds, and identities who are willing to support our incoming first-year students.

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are now available!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brad Kelly, UMMP Graduate Coordinator, at