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.

  • 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.