Call for Mentors: University Minority Mentor Program (UMMP)

Published: June 18th, 2014

Category: Memos

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and David Kratzer, Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to ask you for your support to serve as a mentor for the University Minority Mentor Program (UMMP) in the 2014-2015 academic year. As you may know, the University Minority Mentor Program (UMMP) provides an opportunity for each participating student to be mentored by a faculty or staff member who supports, guides and facilitates their transition to the University of Florida.

In the program, one or two students are assigned to a faculty or staff member, and we ask that the faculty or staff member make a serious effort to carry out this assignment by scheduling meetings with each student throughout the academic year. The mentoring time commitment is approximately 2-5 hours per month.

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 underserved students.

Please think about serving as a mentor for the 2014-2015 academic year by submitting a quick application at . Please submit your interest by Monday, July 21, 2014 .

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jarrod Cruz, Director of University Minority Mentor Program at .

Thank you in advance for your participation in making this program a success and assisting our students in their transition to college.

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