The Mentor Program

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is defined as a mutually beneficial relationship between a more experienced person (the mentor) and a less experienced person (the mentee). In this dynamic relationship, the mentor can act as a role model, encourages growth, and provides guidance, vision, support, networking, and a space for self-reflection and exploration with their mentee. Mentoring is associated with academic achievement, persistence, identity development, and well-being.

NEW: Georgia R.E.D. Peer Mentor Program

R.E.D. (Resilience, Education, and Direction) matches a small group of incoming students with a current UGA student for a full academic year. All incoming undergraduate students are eligible to apply to be a mentee. All current students with at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated interest in leadership are eligible to apply to serve as a mentor. Click here to learn more.

The Mentor Program

The University Health Center’s Health Promotion Department, in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct, launched the Mentor Program in spring 2014. The collaboration now includes offices across the University.

The Mentor Program matches students with a faculty or staff member who helps the student to clarify academic, career, and personal interests, to become more connected and engaged at UGA, to develop skills for addressing current and future challenges, and to develop a course of action for achieving their goals.

Why This Program?

We believe a meaningful relationship with a faculty/staff member helps students develop a personal sense of purpose and that they will do better in school and life as a result of what they gained through that relationship.
The overall goal of the program is to promote student success.

This program is designed to help students who:

  • are interested in personal exploration or growth
  • feel like they need to get back on track after a setback
  • are still trying to find, clarify, or build on their academic and career path
  • would like to develop a close relationship with a staff or faculty member


Questions about the Mentor Program?
Please call the UHC Health Promotion Department (706-542-8690) or contact Molly Dunn.