Joining a peer mentoring program might be the perfect opportunity for you to adjust to life at UT! There are all kinds of different peer mentoring programs you can join to help you get off to the best start this fall.
What is a peer mentor?
A peer mentor is a fellow Vol who has been where you are, new to UT, and looking to learn all that they can to succeed. And now, they want to help you succeed too! Whether an incoming student or a transfer student, teaming with a peer mentor connects you to campus resources, events, programs, clubs, academic coaching, etc.
Multicultural Mentoring Program
The Multicultural Mentoring Program provides personal support, assistance, social guidance, and positive campus survival skills to first-year students of color by developing activities and interactions with upper-class students to address their personal needs in an effort to recruit, retain, and graduate students of color.
If you sign up for the Multicultural Mentoring Program, you will have the opportunity to join the MMP Connect Living and Learning Community! Living and Learning Communities provide you the opportunity to live in a community surrounded by a close-knit peer group, all pursuing a common goal or interest, as you develop relationships that aid in your transition to the University of Tennessee.
Learn more about the Multicultural Mentoring Program.
Pride Peer Mentoring Program
The Pride Center Peer Mentoring Program partners incoming, transfer, and younger Volunteers with older students to connect them to the LGBTQ+ and ally community, feel more knowledgeable about campus resources, and transition successfully to college life on Rocky Top.
Learn more about the Pride Center Peer program.
Student Disability Services Peer Mentoring Program
The Student Disability Services Peer Mentoring Program helps first-year students become knowledgeable about and comfortable with the campus, Student Disability Services, and college life in general by pairing them with a returning student also registered with SDS.
Learn more about the Student Disability Services program.