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 his or her goals.
Mentoring is generally defined as a mutually beneficial relationship between a more experienced person (the mentor) and a less experienced person (the mentee) in which the mentor acts as a role model, encourages growth, and provides guidance, vision, support, networking, and a chance for self-reflection and exploration.
Mentoring is associated with academic achievement, persistence, identity development, and well-being.
We believe a meaningful relationship with a faculty/staff member will help 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:
Is the Mentor Program for You?
Mentee Comments & Testimonials
Basics of the Program
Flow of Program
Questions about the Mentor Program?
Please call the UHC Health Promotion Department (706-542-8690) or contact Mike Friedline.