The UM-Flint Success Mentorship program will foster student achievement and well-being through building intentional, peer-to-peer relationships, with a focus on engaging new and transfer students. Student mentors will work with mentees to provide advice, guidance, and support as mentees build effective communication and study skills. The Success Mentorship program aims to provide students with a sense of belonging and purpose at UM-Flint.

The program will launch in Winter 2021.

Mentees

As a result of participating in the Success Mentorship Program, mentees will build effective communication skills, develop academic/professional career goals, and connect with other students to enhance their sense of belonging. Programs and activities include:

  • Bi-weekly Study Sessions - Virtual sessions focused on academic support and collaboration
  • Monthly Real Talk Panels - Virtual panel discussions with upperclassmen to provide advice based on their lived experiences at UM-Flint
  • Monthly Mentor/Mentee Meetings - Virtual discussions and activities focused on specific topics
  • Lunch with your College- Collaboration with academic schools and colleges to have students gather and build connections outside of their courses to be co-hosted with academic partners

Interested in being a part of the inaugural Success Mentorship cohort? Submit your form by January 18 for priority consideration:

Mentee Interest Form

Program participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible to receive one of four $500 book scholarships that will be raffled off for use in a future semester. Two additional $100 book scholarships will be awarded based on mentee participation in the program and academic success.

Mentors

Mentors will serve as leaders and provide advice and guidance to between six to eight first-year students during the Winter 2021 semester. These UM-Flint student mentors will participate in training, monthly meetings with their mentees, and additional programs and activities to support new student transition and success.

Interested in applying for a position? Submit your application by November 27:

Peer and Lead Mentor Application 

Interviews will be conducted in early December, with mentor training taking place from January 4 through January 8.