Campus Power Outage Update

The following buildings remain without power: Thompson Library, Recreation Center, First Street Residence Hall, Theater, French Hall, University Center, and Murchie Science Building. All classes and activities in these buildings are cancelled for the remainder of the day.

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Coaching & Mentoring

Mentoring Overview

Do you think you can be in the role of a mentor?
 
The ACCESS Mentoring/Networking Component is designed to assist incoming freshmen in adjusting to the academic and social environment of the UM-Flint campus.  Each year the ACCESS Program selects 100 newly admitted students to participate as mentees.  ACCESS Matches first-year freshmen with successful student mentors who are sophomores, juniors or seniors.  The main objective of the component is to provide incoming freshmen with a successful role model, academic and social support, and guidance as they make their transition to college life.
 
Goals
 

  • Provide Mentees with one on one guidance and support through Mentoring.
  • Enhance communication and interaction between Mentors and Mentees through organized group activities.
  • Link Mentees with Mentors of similar majors, career interests, ethnic backgrounds, and/or similar life status.
  • Assist Mentees in establishing appropriate study skills and habits through the modeling of the Mentors.
  • Orient Mentees to University resources, campus services and provide social support through the Mentors.
  • Provide a credited training course for the Peer Mentors to enhance their leadership and mentoring skills.

 
Be a Mentor

  • Mentors may be Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors with a 2.3 or better Term and Cumulative GPA.
  • Mentors should be active in student organizations or University events.
  • Must be familiar with the resources of the UM-Flint community.
  • Mentors are able to provide academic, social and emotional support to new students.
  • Mentors are eager to help new students adjust to the UM-Flint campus, the academic demands of college and life away from home.

 
Mentee Benefits

  • Meet with successful ACCESS students.
  • Have someone to assist you in adjusting to UM-Flint.
  • Learn practical study and time management skills from peers.
  • Have someone to support you and guide you from the student point of view.